Konik, 2010, oplage 22    (uitverkocht)
  Ontwerp in samenwerking met Atelier 152

 														Mijn scriptie HKU Juni 2010 ' Diaspora & Ecologie '
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									Documentaire Natura 2000 (De slag om Brussel) VPRO 

	In Konik (2010) I'm questioning the efforts to restore nature to its 'wild' original state as a reaction on how offspring of Konik horses 
	were brought back from Poland to the Netherlands. These 'wild' horses had to meet strict visual and behavioral requirements.     
   	In 1982 the Konik, a semi-wild horse of polish origin, was introduced in the Dutch landscapes. The Konik Horse was chosen because of 
	its direct linear derive of the Tarpan. (an extinguished European wild horse). Heck cattle and Konik horses now fill the ecological niches of 
    	primeval species that once roamed the deltas and marshland areas. 
    	Nature organizations try to breed the horse back to its ancestor, by means of a strict naturalizing process. Ironically, during this 
	striving to a self-reliant Ecosystem, every horse gets his own name, have to be timid to people passing by and have to meet to all 
	the other behavioural and physical requirements. If they do not, they end up to the slaughterhouse (on your plate or for the lions in the zoo) 
    	I photographed 22 Konik horses in the Stadswaard in Nijmegen (the netherlands). I approached this subject on purpose in a Utopian visual way; 
	the animal as a part of ‘free’ nature. Contrasting to this, I used all the information I could get about those horses, 
	this all coming together in the book; Konik.(2010)