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Concrete Wilderness

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Concrete Wilderness

Author:Marie-Jose Jongerius

Publisher:Marie-Jose Jongerius

ISBN: 002-8-67254-095-2

  • Hardcover
  • Dutch, English
  • 108 Pages
  • Jan 1, 2014
With the disappearance of the traditional harbour in the 20th century due to the rise of the container, maritime space has become an abstraction – a forgotten space. Automation and computerisation have wiped away its classic image as the source of narratives, adventure, and work, replacing it with a sublime and unfamiliar landscape. Marie-José Jongerius followed the construction of a new container terminal at Maasvlakte 2, a major engineering project and extension of the Port of Rotterdam covering approximately 2000 hectares of reclaimed land. She photographed the new landscape at night with a large-format camera, creating hushed images of enigmatic beauty.
With the disappearance of the traditional harbour in the 20th century due to the rise of the container, maritime space has become an abstraction – a forgotten space. Automation and computerisation have wiped away its classic image as the source of narratives, adventure, and work, replacing it with a sublime and unfamiliar landscape. Marie-José Jongerius followed the construction of a new container terminal at Maasvlakte 2, a major engineering project and extension of the Port of Rotterdam covering approximately 2000 hectares of reclaimed land. She photographed the new landscape at night with a large-format camera, creating hushed images of enigmatic beauty.

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