Portscapes_Jan Dibbets' '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009)
The inaugural 'Portscapes' project took place on Sunday 8 February 2009 with the filming of '6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' by the Dutch Conceptual artist Jan Dibbets (1941).

Originally filmed in February 1969 in black and white, in 16mm and titled '12 Hours Tide Object...', the film was included in Gerry Schum's seminal 'Land Art' series of films screened that same year on German public TV. The film presents the drawing of a isosceles trapezoid in the sand using a bulldozer – the shape will consequently appear as a rectangle in the resultant film due to the angle of perspective.

The new 2009 realisation was filmed 40 years later to the month on the beach of the Maasvlakte, an area that will soon be transformed with the construction of Maasvlakte 2. The resulting 8 minute-long film was premiered in the Futureland (14 June, 22 June, 29 June and 5 July) and during Latitudes' participation in the New York festival NO SOUL FOR SALE.

'Portscapes', is a series of art projects commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and financial support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amterdam) and curated by Latitudes.

Making of (part 1): www.youtube.com/user/LatitudesVideos#p/u/1/RLwrOT-qvgo

Making of (part 2): www.youtube.com/user/LatitudesVideos#p/u/2/cmkwei98AJ4
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