Aya Zamir


Aya Zamir *1984

In reaction to the climate crisis and the human fears of migration and natural disasters, Aya Zamir plays with the connections between Sea Levels, Colonialism, Tomatoes, Migration and Divine Punishment, enveloped by one question “What if we give the Netherlands back to the sea?”.

Hundreds of years ago, in the area known today as the Netherlands, started the process of acquiring land from the sea through the practice of reclaiming land. Today, this is considered a cultural heritage.

Umami, ‘the fifth taste’, sometimes described as a tomato with a pinch of salt. Tomatoes were brought to Europe during the colonisation of the Americas and became a loved and accepted family member. Nowadays visitors of the European colonies are not embraced like their produce, they face visa regulations and procedures.

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