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Yume No Shima_Dreamsland

“Yume No Shima” is a video shot in 1995 during a stay in Tokyo. We (Wastijn and Deschuymer) visited Yume No Shima or 'dream island' which is the place were all the garbage and litter of Tokyo and its surroundings arrive, are treated and then used as layers between the soil to build land expansions further into the sea (this is called acclaimed land). I edited this video 2 or 3 years ago having in mind the termites since they also build with land elements and corporeal substances. The building material is called 'micro concrete' and the recycling of earth or consumed earth into building projects and land enlargement is due to population growth. The surface of this garbage land is very similar to the surface of the termite mounds.

YUME NO SHIMA (DREAM ISLAND) / Koen Wastijn

Year: Tokyo 1998-Brussels 2005
Website: http://www.koenwastijn.eu

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