Dirk Smit

Prizes: Melkweg Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee

Department: Man and Communication

ESC: Off The Grid

The exponential growth in communication has brought us technological, economic and social advances. Good for us – but is it good for ourselves? Can we survive the constant media bombardment, escape the home videos gone viral, or the alarming interest rates? Dirk Smit recognises the need for an opportunity to withdraw from this world in which everything and everyone is always connected. Using found and second-hand materials, he has built an escape van that will literally take you away from it all and offer you an opportunity to be alone and appreciate life in the here and now – wherever that may be.

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