Lotte Geeven | Mondriaanfonds Binnenland Gastatelier

Are you living in the desert?
Help collect acoustic sand from the few remote areas on this planet where the sand sings, whistles, booms and roars. This rare sand from all over the world will be sounding together in a public artwork.

For the art project in progress, artist Lotte Geeven is collecting acoustic sands from the few remote places in the world where this rare phenomenon occurs and the deserts roar and sing. Also on the Zandmotor, traces of ‘singing sand’ can be found with which Geeven started her first experiments.
Through Facebook, Twitter, phonebooks, wild leads and Google maps she is tracing people that live in the extremely remote areas and persuades them to send acoustic sand. At this very moment a limousine driver in Oman named Rizwan; Luca, from Kazakhstan and Melanie, who is living on the loneliest highway in the world in Nevada, are all about to drive into the desert to collect these sand grains that will sound together in the artwork. For the last batch of this special sand the artist herself will travel to the Namib, the world’s oldest desert.
If you feel like helping out and happen to live in Mongolia, Chile, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, China, Qatar, Oman, Chad, Western Sahara, Morocco, California or Nevada or know someone who lives there: please send an email to Lotte Geeven ( and she will get back to you a.s.a.p.
Thank you!
More information about the artwork, where to find acoustic sand and what it sounds like: