Tanja Engelberts

Tanja Engelberts investigates how to document landscapes that are no longer visible. Places of interest range from man made islands to the endless North Sea, and linger on the history of fossil fuels. The landscapes in recent projects were once the source of prosperity and are now going through significant changes. Reasons can be found in the exhaustion of resources or the abandonment of projects that are no longer economically viable. She immerses herself into the landscape through site visits. Meeting workers, researchers and civil servants. Afterwards she creates films, prints, texts and sound works that try to capture the atmosphere and speculate on the future of these places