Rave Nature was a model for a proposal for a concrete platform in a forest near the quarry of the Factory Enci on the border of Maastricht. The Enci quarry produces cement for The Netherlands and abroad. Near the factory is a forest called ‘Enci-forest’ which is build on the top layer left over material of the factory. They are the main sponsor of the ‘Cement Festival’. The quarry dug off almost the whole hill called the 'Sint Pietersberg'. At the time of the making of this work there were a lot of discussions between organisations who want to preserve the natural area and the factory, who wanted to expand their activities. In this forest illegal rave parties have been organised in the nineties.
The film Rave Nature presents an abandoned light and sound installation in the middle of a forest at night, where a light show and the famous rave-song ‘Move Your Ass’ by Scooter from 1995 are performed with trees as the main protagonists build into the stage.
Realised in collaboration with Maarten Vanden Eynde and Wouter Osterholt
Produced for Marres, Cement Festival, Maastricht, NL
Materials: wood, paint, light installation, sound installation.
Format: DVD, colour, 5:53 minutes.
Special thanks to: Scooter