Seascape is usually translated in german as part of the sea, but the reference to the land, as given in the English landscape, is lost. This juxtaposition, or rather the underflow, of territory and open sea, solid and liquid, form and formlessness, is the unifying theme of this series.
The series of "Displaced Displays" is related to the installation entitled "Surface Interference Study (after Courbet)". This installation consists of a collection of so-called "customer stoppers", which have been put together to form an abstract model of a surf wave. On each side of this room-dividing row there is a monitor on which a tracking shot over details of Gustave Courbet's wave images can be seen Surf waves as if carved out of stone, while the subsurface appears to be liquefied. This dialectic between dissolution and materialization, which characterizes the sea as an actual place as well as a metaphor, runs through all the other works in the exhibition.
In a booklet published for the exhibition Seascapes, the philosopher Daniel Loick describes this as follows: “Maak pointedly points out a conflict that Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari have described as the game between territorialization and deterritorialization. The process of transforming an undefined area into a classifiable, calculable and controllable terrain is never completely finished and also not lockable, but remains a struggle of order with previous forces of disorganization and decomposition. "