VR Watersnoodramp 1953

Kuba Szutkowski - 2018 - 7 min.

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VR North Sea Flood 1953, commissioned by Streekmuseum Goeree-Overflakkee, consists of a seven-minute VR experience making the viewer witness to the night of the catastrophic flood in 1953. In addition, the exhibition includes a photo story, combining archive pictures and manipulated photos. This way, the story of the VR experience merges with the real-life aftermath of the flood. You follow a family from Goeree-Overflakkee before, during and after the fatal influx of the water. Where the family initially – by local nature – laughs off the forecast storm, uncle Jakob decides to size up the situation at the dyke after alarming radio broadcasts. There, he looks out over a water mass reaching a perilously high tide. He alerts his brother and the latter’s family. They decide to abandon the island, but are caught by the water. 


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