Inspiration: the history of Stavoren’s fisheries and a print by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Material: synthetic resin, PU foam, steel
Size: 3.3 m high, 6 m wide, 8.4 m long
Location: the square by the Stationsweg at the harbour
Mark Dion (United States, 1961) delves deep into the history of a subject or a location for his sculptures and installations and, as an archaeologist, brings to the fore all kinds of hidden aspects. His engagement with the world is often humorous, but also has sharp edges, particularly when it concerns usual historiography or our treatment of animals. The rich, but now largely hidden history of Stavoren suits him perfectly.