Join forces with the Tour de France

This summer on the 5th of July, the second stage in the Tour de France is cycled in the Netherlands. From Utrecht till the finish at the Oosterscheldekering in Zeeland the cyclists race a very special route. Never before cyclists raced through a deep valley like this. And never before the finish was located at sea. Along the tour the cyclists passes several Delta works.

If you concentrate on this: without our water management the Tour de France could never have taken place below sea level. A good reason for Rijkswaterstaat to get extra exposure for living with water during this major sports event.

Mothership is been asked by Rijkswaterstaat to visualize the proud at our water management. Mothership cooperates with Mwah Tekstuele Verwenners (textual pampers) in this.

There’s a lot to tell about water, cycling and winning the game. Mwah unites these themes using a couple of slogans where the humorous touch makes you smile and at the same time explains it the Dutch and their water management to the rest of the world. The art of Mwah will be showed at the Brouwersdam, the Harinvlietsluizen and the Topshuis.

We have already won the battle against water. Winning the second stage is an obvious next step!

    Ontwerp: Mwah Tekstuele Verwenners
    Foto: Rijkswaterstaat

    Keep up the good Deltawork(s)

    We just stick at our water management. Because more is happening at the Deltaworks. As part of the ‘Experience-the- Delta’ route, Mothership is asked by Rijkswaterstaat to come up with an idea to get more exposure for the Delatworks during the year.

    The result is an idea to place a photo monument next to all the Deltaworks. Visitors are able to picture themselves with the monument and the Deltaworks in the background.

    The first photo monument, designed by Studio Ruwedata, will be placed at the Topshuis in Zeeland and is the first monument in a serie of photo monuments. Exciting fact is that the monument can be implemented during the finish of the Tour de France on the 5th of July.

    The official opening is on 21 June, smile!

      Just Do It

      We can proudly announce that Jeroen Everaert was asked to be guest curator for the new exhibition ‘Do it’ in the Kunsthal Rotterdam.
      This summer you can visit the Kunsthal for the project ‘Do it’ by internationally renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. It’s an innovative exhibition concept that consists instructions by world famous artists, such as Carsten Höller, Yoko Ono, Gilbert & George, Maurizio Cattelan, Ilya Kabakov and Erwin Wurm.

      In collaboration with Jeroen, the Kunsthal selected over fifty ‘Do it’ instructions to realize at the Kunsthal. Well-known Rotterdam-based artists also cooperating with Mothership, including Arno Coenen & Iris Roskam in cooperation with Abner Preis have been invited to follow instructions. In case of Arno & Iris and Abner Preis it’s the instruction by Jay Chung.

      The exhibition is shown from 4 July till 6 September 2015 at the Kunsthal Rotterdam.

        Let there be light!

        A bright spot above the crossroads at the Agniesestraat-Heemsteestraat in Rotterdam! A notable and spine-shaped piece of art hangs there for a while now, called the ‘HEALING KRISTAL’ designed by artist Hans van Bentem. The object binds the neighborhood by creating a bridge between different eras, atmospheres and cultures.

        Till lately you could only see the artwork in daylight. However now also in the dead of night, since May 2015 the artwork is hooked up to electricity and shines like never before!

        Don’t forget to look up passing the crossroad by night!

        Mothership acted as a producer.