Title: The urge to sit dry

Year: 2018 – ongoing

Dimensions (lwh): 40 x 40 x 282 (varying) cm

Material: European oak, smoked oak, stainless steel, bronze

The urge to sit dry

© Ossip van Duivenbode

A warmer climate has led to a rise in sea level, which is expected to increase dramatically. "The urge to sit dry" is a chair that has risen above sea level. It offers a direct and tangible experience of the relative sea level to the street level. It arouses thoughts of living above a drowned land.

With this work, Maas wants to appeal to the imagination and give a feeling of the threatening and vulnerable situation we find ourselves in around climate urgency.