The Enlightenment highlighted a range of ideas centred on reason as the primary source of knowledge and ideals such as liberty, progress, tolerance, fraternity, constitutional government and separation of church and state. The Enlightenment was marked by an emphasis on the scientific method and reductionism, along with increased questioning of religious orthodoxy – an attitude captured by the phrase Sapere Aude (Dare to know). Today we seem to have lost much of this as we live an opposite situation. An emotional era, in which an opinion is often more present than knowledge, appearance stronger than content and multiple realities not being seen as a quality but as a threat. This collection seeks to highlight these multiple realities and evoke a feeling of euphoria and freedom, deriving exactly from our desire to know and evolve.

00. Beach in Noordwijk aan Zee, 1959. Source: Willems, E., n.d. Nederland wordt groter – Op zoek naar het nieuwe beeld van Nederland. Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij

1. Superboeren. Source: Andere Tijden, https://www.anderetijden.nl/zoek?query=superboeren

2. Rotterdam gezien vanaf de Euromast. Source: Willems, E., n.d. Nederland wordt groter – Op zoek naar het nieuwe beeld van Nederland. Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij

3. Graanoogst in Oostelijk Flevoland. Source: Willems, E., n.d. Nederland wordt groter – Op zoek naar het nieuwe beeld van Nederland. Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij

5. Story of Flevoland. Source: https://www.nationaalparknieuwland.nl/nl/geschiedenis-flevoland

6. Highway in Leiden, 2010. Source: Studio Hartzema

7. Oosterscheldekering, 2018. Source: Studio Hartzema