Kunst Delta Drechtsteden

In 2001-2002, Jurriaan van Kranendonk of Gallery van Kranendonk, The Hague, NL started a project commissioned by the Zuid Holland province, concerning the so-called 'Drechtsteden', most famous of them being Dordrecht. The 'drechtsteden' (around 8 cities and villages connected by Lek and Maas rivers, in an area that in the 17th century was wellknown for it's fisheries, shipbuilding & ~yards, etc.) had lost their 'face' over the centuries, and had turned their back towards the waters. They could do with a 'turnover' and re-orientation. That's when the province of Zuid Holland decided art could help do the trick and 'bind' these 'drechtsteden' together again.

Artists Jouke Kleerenbezem, Jeroen Doorenweerd and myself worked on this project that consisted of a renewed website, a boattrip/guide/artvideo and a series of photoworks. 

I worked in Dordrecht, Zwijndrecht, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Heerjansdam, Sliedrecht, Papendrecht and Alblasserdam. That was not easy, being used to working in the South of Europe in those times. Results were exhibited in the CBK Dordrecht the year after, and (of course) featured in the exhibitions in the galleries I worked with. To mention one specific piece: the photowork titled Passing was purchased by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for their 'transport themed' collection and is installed in it's CEO's office.