Inspiration: the city’s maritime history and the whaling industry
Material: synthetic resin, PU foam with steel frame
Size: 18 m long, 2.5 m high (scale 1: 1)
Location: in the Willemshaven port near the South pier
‘On the barricades’ could be the motto of the Puerto Rico based artist couple, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (USA, b. 1974 / Cuba, b. 1971). 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.