Update June 10th by Vince Briffa

The original intention has been to look at Friesland from the eyes of a cow. This thought has been at the back of my mind since before I arrived in Leeuwarden, and has not left me ever since. Due to my interest in landscape and memory, I have started wondering what it is to not only see through the optics of a cow with all its peculiarity, but also to remember such images through a cow’s sensibility. I have also had the fortune to experience Friesland landscape at night. This has deeply influenced the work that I am planning as it is so different to what I am accustomed to, mainly the vastness of the sea rather than that of land. I am therefore working on a series of works that are mainly inspired by nocturnal Friesland, its silent activity and its relationship to the memory of its cattle.