Alexandre Humbert

Director / Conceptual Designer


Scriptwriter + Director
Production: Zuiderzee Museum (Nl)
Designer : Åbäke

In days gone by, the artisans of the Zuiderzee region worked together very naturally. But collaboration is a skill that has largely been lost, now that so much is produced by anonymous workers in huge factories. Maki Suzuki of designers' collective Åbäke challenged the artisans of the Zuiderzee Museum to make a boat, which meant they needed to work together. The finished product is a combination of different types of knowledge, skills, beauty and humour. It showcases some of the many craftspeople, materials, techniques and forms of the Zuiderzee.


This film was made within the context of the exhibition Studio ZZM from 29 June 2017 to 6 May 2018 in Zuiderzee Museum.

Designer: Åbäke
with: Luna Suzuki Ståhl & Ineke van der Sommen, Karin Klouwers, Jaap Boers, Ron Annes, Johan Peerdeman, Herman Eijhusen, Laurent Bard

Curated by Jan Boelen (Z33), Evelien Bracke