The Art of Waste
Ten years ago, the “waste artist” Maria Koijck literally launched one of her best-known projects on the Hoornsemeer lake near Wall House #2: a three-metre-tall swan made from 15,000 plastic bottles. With the works in this exhibition, she aims to expand awareness of how we deal with waste. The creations, also made from plastic bottles, will be on view on the second storey of Wall House #2.
One floor below, fascinating finds from the nearby Friesche Veen wetland await. The educator and filmmaker Nick Landman discovered areas on the outskirts of Groningen that had served as dumping grounds in the distant past. He and the local historian Beno Hofman went in search of untold stories.
Work by the photographer Caroline Penris and the artist Joukje Pees will be on display in the building’s long hall.