The Land of Milk and Marsh
In the North Sea near the german coast around 100 people live on the hallig Langeneß. A hallig is an island that consists of alluvial soil and
is flooded by the sea several times a year during
storm tides. Protected from storm tides, the inhabitants live on the artificially built hills, so-called terps.
I was on a Hallig for the first time when I was 15 years old. During my stay I met Matthias, a boy in the same age as me who is saying: I want to live here my whole life. I started wondering: What is it like when you are on the Hallig not just for holidays, but actually live there permanently? What is it like living in such an isolation?
During this project I wanted to find out what social rules exist in the community and whether they also exist in other communities
or are unique there.