Although living in a city in the northern part of The Netherlands, I am always longing to return to the countryside of my childhood in the south, below the two large rivers that divide the country. Down there, ‘below the rivers’, the language, the attitude and even the religion are different. Down there the people are less tough, less distant and more joyful. In this series Elders (translated: Elsewhere) I am wandering through my new northern habitat and am feeling a tension between these two places. The people I meet here remind me of the people of her past, however somehow I cannot reach them that easily. I meet witches, farmers and animals and I wander through fairs and circuses. Is the history of the Catholic (south) versus Protestant (north) religion causing differences in people’s behaviour? I am still finding out.. Elders shows my on-going quest in black-and-white images that are sometimes interrupted by images of reality in colour, a story of searching for the past that can never be found again.