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Shore Leaves is a video installation by Paolo Patelli, Giuditta Vendrameand Giulio Squillacciotti. The project addresses the theme of seafarers’ shore leaves in the ports of Rotterdam and Venice. It consists of video documentation produced during fieldworks to the seafarers organizations in the two harbors, with particular attention on the spaces and gestures of their spatially waiting time.

On August 23rd, some of the organisations and individuals who contributed to, inspired or informed the realisation of Shore Leaves feature an evening of conversation on the everyday spaces and gestures of seafarers. On education and automation, on the invisibility of human labour and the idea of hydrarchic solidarity and on national representation and scattered outposts. This event will be hosted at the Norsk Sjømannskirke, the Norwegian Church in Rotterdam, a former seamen’s club.


Shore Leaves is currently on view at WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch contribution to La Biennale di Venezia and has been selected through an Open Call organised by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.

19:30 – 21:30

Noorse Zeemanskerk
Rotterdam, Netherlands


Free Entrance

Marina Otero Verzier
Katía Truijen
Amal Alhaag, Beatriz Colomina, Marten Kuijpers, Victor Muñoz Sanz, Simone C. Niquille, Mark Wigley
Jane Chew and Matthew Stewart, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Noam Toran, Giuditta Vendrame, Paolo Pattelli, Liam Young.
Raphael Coutin, Marina Otero Verzier
Hans Gremmen
Christiane Bosman, Eveline Mulckhuyse
Simone C. Niquille
Nick Axel
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Creative Industries Fund NL Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Rome, Italy

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE the 2018 Dutch Pavilion addresses the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions.