Ons dorp en de zee (Our Village and The Sea) is the second in a new series of exhibitions by De Mix Nederland. It is the result of an initiative by Stichting Beeldmix in partnership with NS, ProRail and the Zeeuws Museum. In each new show by De Mix, historical photo collections are used as a source of inspiration by contemporary Dutch photographers. The exciting, stimulating and sometimes touching combinations produce an unexpected voyage of discovery in The Netherlands of today and yesterday.
“Ons dorp en de zee (Our Village and the Sea) is a series of loving encounters on the dike of Westkapelle. We see people and things that, like Neeltje Flipse-Roelse, are drawn to the sea. I think the way Annegien van Doorn explores her own relationship with the sea through these encounters is extraordinary. In juxtaposition to Van Doorn’s sharp and funny observations and interventions, the artistic talent of Zeeland’s amateur photographer Flipse-Roelse is convincingly demonstrated”
– Ivo van Werkhoven [curator Zeeuws Museum]