Tacita Dean - Delft Hydraulics
  Year :   1996
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   Film
  Materials:   Optical Sound
  Info :   -

  Work Details  
  Delft Hydraulics was filmed in De Voorst, the northerly campus site for the eponymous marine laboratory in Holland. I had been very attracted to their wave machine but had to wait a year before it was used again by two Polish scientists with a grant from the European Community. Inevitably now disused and replaced by computer technology, the wave machine had been a tool to measure the theoretical wave and its impact on a theoretical surface in order to study coastal erosion. Throughout the day, a pump sent different shaped waves along the length of the tank. I always insist this film is shown very small and at waist height.