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The space around us seems to have
only one specific purpose left:
to provide a network for the increasing
streams of traffic.
Just as oceans and rivers are important
to logistics on earth, the air has
become a network of flight, with
airplanes, satellites and other manmade
In his new work Michiel Schierbeek has
tried to show these networks and
He concentrates on the use of the
space that surrounds us, as we
experience it on a daily basis in the
constant stream of movement caused
by the take-offs and landings of planes,
the sailing back and forth of freight and
pleasure ships and the racing of trucks
and other vehicles
His new watercolours are imaginary
bird's eye views of these traffic networks.
Through Google Earth Schierbeek
surveys the earth, while also using
existing or abstracted plans of harbours,
traffic junctions and airports.
Moreover, he photographs these
movements in real life on the spot.