For You I Want to be Beautiful

Radio Kootwijk, Netherlands, 2020

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Radio Kootwijk is a standing remain of Dutch post-war infrastructure, used extensively as a communications tower for colonies in Indonesia. It is now considered a cultural landmark and rented as an event space for concerts, weddings, and conferences. Nearby, there are numerous military test sites for guns and bombs, they send perpetual shockwaves through the earth and sky. The landscape around the building was eradicated during construction and remains haunted like the building's inner emptiness. How can memory, pain, and trauma be channeled through the land and water, through our bodies, perhaps finding a place of healing and rest?