Lunar Landscapes - Maasvlakte 2
The exhibition entitled 'Lunar Landscapes - Maasvlakte 2'. In this work, the Dutch photographer has recorded the development of Maasvlakte 2, the extension project of the harbour of Rotterdam, in an intriguing way. During the past year, she aimed her large-format camera at the new landscape in the night-time. This produced large-format photographic images with an enigmatic beauty. Her photos depict the visible and invisible boundaries that people impose on the surroundings they admire but against which they must also protect themselves. Jongerius photographed Maasvlakte 2 with the scant amount of nocturnal light available. Her approach issues from the observation that the new, artificial land in the sea is a land without history; it is neither culture nor nature. It is a land without images. In an extremely detailed manner she records what is visible in the meagre (artificial) light.