• Storm

A short poetic film created using 13.000 year old organic material.

An ancient forest was found below the landscape of den treek (province of Utrecht, Netherlands). Pine trees from an era at the end of the last ice age, leafs and branches form dwarf birch were kept well after they were blown over and embedded in a layer of peat. Dune sands from the period just after covered it up and recently this area was discovered by a team of researchers. The climate in this period changed very abruptly, which is accounted for by melting water from the North-American arctic flowing into the atlantic ocean. The warm gulf stream came to a sudden hold and caused the Netherlands to fall back into a new ice age. This happening is one of few that scientist opt as a possible future scenario.

Storm was inspired by archeology, dendrochronology, geology and climate research concerning this find.




Storm has been on display at
University Museum Utrecht
Koppelkerk Gallery, Bredevoort 
City Hall Utrecht


Director Udo Prinsen
Sound design Temo Gonzalez Moreno
Technical support Calé Mazza.
Thanks to Jos Bazelmans, Esther Jansma, Petra Doeve, Wim Hoek, Rob Looff, Johanna Kehmeier, Jurjen Bosklopper, Calé Mazza, Stichting RING, Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed, Robin Wood muziekdoosjes