A Dutch Ark Exhibition

Peter Greenaway has built an Ark at Fort Asperen in the Netherlands. He says:
“The ice cap is melting, sea levels are rising and American experts have advised the business community against investing in Dutch companies because this low-lying country will be flooded within eight years.”
Methinks the "American experts" are over-reacting a trifle on the timescale, but flooding is definitely in the future of the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Greenaway has devised his own flood warning as a work of art to be shown at Fort Asperen until the 24th September 2006. I’ll certainly be paying it a visit, and leaving the relative safety of our home, currently at a vantage point of 19 metres above sea-level. 
 
(hat tip to Felix63 for the link. Some of his photos of the Ark exhibition can be found on Flickr)

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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