Dibbets screening

The film ‘6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective’ (2009) premiered on 14 June 2009. This took place in FutureLand, the information centre for Maasvlakte 2. Jan Dibbets produced this artwork on the pristine Maasvlakte beach early one Sunday morning at the beginning of February during Art Rotterdam. The end result is an 8-minute-long film. It has been exactly 40 years since Dibbets made the original of this now classic work, which was shown on German television as part of Gerry Schum’s Fernsehgalerie ‘Land Art’ - Fernsehausstellung I (1969). The film shows how, with the help of a shovel, Dibbets draws a rectangle in the sand in which a correction is made to allow for the perspective. The rising tide then washes the drawing away.

Dibbets in New York
'6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective' (2009) was screened during Latitudes' participation in 'NO SOUL FOR SALE - A Festival of Independents' (24-28 June 2009) in New York.