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The canal from Eindhoven to Helmond is lined with 129 poles at 100-metre intervals. Formerly used for boat navigation, Jasper Selen has given the poles a second life by viewing them as a modular system that can be used for the sports people pursue alongside the canal as well as on the water. ‘Sports are all about rhythm, timing and distance. The evenly spaced poles are perfect for that.’ Sometimes two sports meet at one pole and can be combined. ‘Next to the diving board for swimming, for example, there is also a camera tripod. A fisherman can photograph his catch, as well as the dive of a swimmer.’

Jasper Selen

2012

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Photo by Vincent van Gurp