Portscapes_Marjolijn Dijkman
Marjolijn Dijkman, 'Here, There Be Dragons' billboard. Photo: Ben Wind.

Dijkman’s project for Portscapes is inspired by the blank spots on old navigational charts. Following the motifs of the ‘unknown island’ and sea monsters in literature and popular culture, she is developing a film-based work titled 'Surviving New Land' (2009–10) that draws on the mythological and monstrous potential which surrounds the new piece of Dutch land which has come into being with the emergence of Maasvlakte 2 from the sea.

'Surviving New Land' (2009–10) will premiere as part of the Portscapes exhibition on 5 February 2010, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

'Portscapes' is commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space) and is curated by Latitudes.

Images: Ben Wind (billboard) and Marjolijn Dijkman

Related documents:
Making of video: www.youtube.com/user/LatitudesVideos#p/u/6/bhwlNkupsZ4
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