Maria Stuut (NL)

A beachcomber on Ameland pointed the changing landscape on the island on one side of the island out to Maria Stuut. The beach disappears while on the other side it grows. In her video installation, Maria examines this shifting sand, which can hide the skeleton of a seal from view in a single day. The work shows images of the beach, with Maria herself in the foreground. Slowly, she is covered on one side by the sand while her other side, in the lee, remains uncovered. Maria turns into a dune: she verduint.

Maria Stuut (1992, NL) obtained her Master’s degree in Autonomous Design (Fine Arts) from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in 2023. In her graduation work, she investigates the different kinds of relationships in an ecosystem. The artificial separation between man and ecology and man’s need to control his environment play an important role in this.