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Floating Indonesians

Floating Indonesians

Photo series made by artist Saskia Janssen, courtesy Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS

photographs of sailors made by artist Saskia Janssen, courtesy Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS

Nedlloyd Asia container ship, South Chinese Sea, May 1997

Floating Indonesians is a portrait of six Indonesian sailors on board the Nedlloyd Asia container ship.
Throughout the year they sail between Rotterdam and Shanghai, rarely leaving the vessel.
The photo session took place in the hull of the ship and was also recorded on video and Super-8 film.

The work consists of 81 colour slides in carrousel, variable projction dimensions, 2 colour photographs,
74 x 113 cm, super-8 film, 12 min. and  digital video on DVD, colour, sound, 33 min.

portraits of sailors made by artist Saskia Janssen in 1997, courtesy Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS

A sedries of photos made by artist Saskia Janssen, shown at Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam

Saskia Janssen's artist publication, published by Artimo publishers, 2004

Article in Het Financiele Dagblad about artist Saskia Janssen, Artist George Korsmit and artist Owen Oppenheimer

Maritiem-Epos PDF