the science behind it
Water Specialist Fons Jaspers from Wageningen University has reconstructed Peter Westerveld's 'Hydrologic Corridor' mobile art installation. The installation is the culmination of Peter Westerveld's life work. It brings together photographs made over the forty years that he spent in Africa, detailed technical drawings which he developed over the last decade, and map images that he learnt to create via Google Earth in the more recent years. These images are combined in plexiglass panels which hang on natural copper wire-bound bamboos, creating a mobile landscape.
This mobile installation is a three-dimensional display of the views of Peter Westerveld on the chain reaction of energy and water. The spinning of the panels symbolises the turbulence of the cooler humid air mixing with the monsoon wind at higher atmosphere.
The panels end in broken connections indicating that the systems and problems in the landscapes are invisibly connected.
To read more about the 'hydrologic corridor' mobile installation: click here
In 2016 the corridor mobile was on display at Wageningen University.
To contact Fons Jaspers about the 'hydrologic Corridor' mobile art installation or about the ideas of Peter Westerveld: click here
Coordinates of the three contour-trench systems already implemented in Kenya by Peter Westerveld:
Kitenden (2002): https://www.google.nl/maps/@-2.7844709,37.28002,1118m/data=!3m1!1e3
Olatisiti (2009): https://www.google.nl/maps/@-2.7269061,37.2750074,2236m/data=!3m1!1e3
Meshanani (2012, part 1): https://www.google.nl/maps/@-2.5300073,37.1242081,2236m/data=!3m1!1e3
Meshanani (2012, part 2): https://www.google.nl/maps/@-2.5431935,37.1319502,1118m/data=!3m1!1e3