Research

Teerosen | St. Verborgen Landschap

Stichting Verborgen Landschap aimed to have the landscape surrounding the former WWII air base Deelen researched by artists. When I studied aerial photographs that were made by the RAF in 1940-1945, I discovered white lines going from and to the radio and radar communication installations surrounding the Deelen air base. These installations were code-named Teerosen.

The Teerosen were three military installations built by the Germans in WWII to fight allied air forces and to support their own air force. On RAF aerial photographs, they appear as white line drawings in the dark. I made maps by combining the old RAF photographs with contemporary Google photographs and I used these maps to walk the disappeared lines that once shaped these drawings .

During these walks I documented the buildings and other objects that, however transformed by time, still point to the war past of this area. I concluded my research by advising to preserve these objects as well as to allow time to continue their transformations.

Teerosen: three drawings hidden in the soil of the Veluwe
Commissioned by St. Verborgen Landschap, 2014

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