Joseph Beuys argued that the light in Holland lost its unique brightness as a result of land reclamation in the Zuyder Zee in the 1950s. The makers of Dutch Light established a baseline on the dike linking the villages of Marken and Monnickendam, from which to observe the light at different times of the day and in different seasons. For a year we kept returning to the same spot on what is now a lake, the IJsselmeer, to record the landscape in different types of light.

We also took several panoramic sequences from this vantage point, using a motion control system to revolve the camera 360 degrees on its axis. These slow motion sequences give a stunning impression of the area and show the effects of light in front, to the side and from the back.