Terra Nova 3, artwork by Harald den Breejen and Sjoerd van Leeuwen; double portrait with sledge

Self-portrait of the artists with miniature TERRA NOVA sledge

TERRA NOVA 3

explores how the memory of the TERRA NOVA expedition has changed in the minds of the participants since its last showing at Kunsthuis SYB in 2012.
Upon examination, both the successes and the misfortunes endured by the team now find themselves transformed purely into the picturesque and the romantic.
Portraits of the artists, holding a miniature of their original sledge, hang proudly on a wall, positioned such that they are facing the exact coordinates of their original destination. Meanwhile, the team have installed themselves in local pub De Posthoorn. While their stash of Wadden-whiskey slowly dwindles, the epic shanty narrating their tale grows ever longer, and is eagerly performed for anyone who will listen.

TERRA NOVA

is an ongoing collaborative project with Sjoerd van Leeuwen, based on the life and work of Robert Falcon Scott. Currently the artists are working on the 4th instalment of

Terra Nova

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Terra Nova 3, artwork by Harald den Breejen and Sjoerd van Leeuwen; the artists in residence at Cafe De Posthoorn

The artists in residence at De Posthoorn

Terra Nova 3, artwork by Harald den Breejen and Sjoerd van Leeuwen; performance registration

Performance detail.

Terra Nova 3, artwork by Harald den Breejen and Sjoerd van Leeuwen; installation detail

Installation detail.

Terra Nova 3, artwork by Harald den Breejen and Sjoerd van Leeuwen; performance registration

Performance detail.

Terra Nova 3, artwork by Harald den Breejen and Sjoerd van Leeuwen; installation detail

Instalation detail.