Marjolijn Dijkman (Ems-Dollard Estuary, the Netherlands)


Marjolijn Dijkman is a Dutch artist whose practice is research-based and multi-disciplinary including film, photography, sculpture, and installation. Her practice focuses on the points where culture intersects with other fields of inquiry. The works themselves are speculative; partly based on facts and research but often brought into the realm of the imagination. Dijkman works on multiyear process-based research projects that result in various works, discursive events, exhibitions, and publications. The production process is often an experimental and innovative creation process involving other scientists, technicians, and artisans. In WaterLANDS, Dijkman will examine the cultural history of the changes in the landscape in Groningen and the way people have related to the sea throughout time — from the villagers living and farming within the wetlands on top of the Wierden, to the constructions to block the sea and live and farm behind the dikes, to the new construction of more fluid coastlines and the twin dyke with an open connection to the sea.