Inspiration: the maritime history of the town and its whaling past
Material: synthetic resin, PU foam with steel frame
Size: 18 m long, 2.5 m high (scale 1: 1)
Location: in the Willemshaven (harbour), near the Zuiderpier
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (USA, b. 1974 / Cuba, b. 1971)
‘On the barricades’ could be the motto of the Puerto Rico based artist couple, Allora & Calzadilla. Using all the means available in contemporary art, they criticise the ruthless and violent exploitation of man and nature by the global political-economic system. With their often very direct sculptures, videos and photographs, they show the consequences of this, whilst also calling us, through performances and musical projects, to protest.