STUDIO MARIA BEAUMASTER

Maasvlakte Anthologies

The Maasvlakte Anthologies is a body of found, made, and recreated objects from an unknown epoch. Based on findings from the landscape research and the produced objects, an Anthology of Scenarios was created with the project. 

During the creation of Maasvlakte II, the layers of time within the sand were disrupted. For the first, mammoth bones were found lying next to pieces of WWII shrapnel, cola cans, and dolly rope. If, like in archeology, we consider objects to be significant clues to former ways of life, then the relevance of these objects could in the future become equivalent to the monuments of the past. 

I’m interested in the negation or obscuring of past meanings when places such as the Maasvlakte enter these non-linear narratives. By returning to the fundamental principles of fibre craftwork, and positing that in the future synthetic fibres will become the new natural, another consumption system emerges for the people living on this site. 

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STUDIO MARIA BEAUMASTER