Marjolijn Boterenbrood

Marjolijn, a Dutch artist, sent us some documentation of her project exploring a neighborhood in Haarlem called Haarlem Oost (Haarlem East). Approaching the area as a terra incognita, she explored the area by taking walks, talking to locals, finding seeds, watching, listening, and smelling. After her investigations she created a series of maps: a map of smells, a map documenting the birthplaces of various residents, a fear map, a fauna map, even a map to hidden treasures in the neighborhood. She also invented a drawing machine that allowed residents of Haarlem Oost to contribute their own ideas of place and later invited nine other artists to contribute their own investigations of the area.

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