: 21 August–21 September 2009.
Press Release here
| Interview RTV Rijnmond here
(Dutch) and here
Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma, the artists and editors of Rotterdam-based magazine Fucking Good Art
were ‘embedded’ on Maasvlakte
for a month during August–September 2009 from where they produced ‘Portscapes_ON AIR Station Maasvlakte’. Comprising a series of audio walks, field recordings and conversations with guests from different disciplines ‘Portscapes_ON AIR Station Maasvlakte’ was broadcast on the Portscapes website. Inspired by their camp’s proximity to the pipeline which carried sand from the Yangtzehaven to the future Maasvlakte 2, the editors of FGA approached their endeavour both as inhabitants of an industrial and man-made territory and in relation to the redistribution and displacement of knowledge. Alongside other grand movements of transportation and trade taking place in the port, FGA’s broadcasts took shape through encounters with others and considered the role that art and artists have in other registers of exchange. Starting from the principal that in order to understand a place one needs to inhabit it
, and the question of how to represent a place like Maasvlakte 2 which does not yet fully exist, the editors of FGA also aimed to stimulate discussion about the representation of Dutch landscape.
Portscapes ON_AIR was a collaborative effort of: Frank Bruggeman, designer, artist and editor of Club Donny; Hans Aarsman, columnist 'De Volkskrant' and writer; Remko Andeweg, botanical analyst Lino Hellings, Errorist and editor of P.A.P.A., and Rob van Maanen; Gijsbert Korevaar, industrial Ecologist; Aurélie Barbier, urban planner; Martin Blum, artist and farmer; Marjolijn Kok, theoretical archeologist; Line Kramer, artist – drawing; John Lonsdale, architect; Maarten Jansen, Hydraulic engineer and morphologist; Achilleka Komguem, artist, and Lionel Manga, writer.
FGA would also like to thank: Menno Steenman and Sjoerd Figdor, Port of Rotterdam; Roeterink, assistance and building the working/sleeping unit; Erik de Plaa and Jaap Korshuize from Delta, green power from Wind turbine; Bas van de Brand and PUMA, container; Eelco Muns, PUMA; Sander Boom, captain of The Spirit; Mooike de Moor, Radio Rijmond; Erik Post, Radio Rijmond; Maarten de Reus, artist, aerial photography; Helmi Weststrate; Roderick Hietbrink, artist - recording equipment.