For designers Noam Toran and Marloes ten Bhömer, a craft is not limited to a set of technical skills – there are also social, political and personal aspects, and these feature in pre-industrial work songs. Work songs brings rhythm to monotonous tasks and make hard work easier. By singing about their shared hardships and joys, workers strengthened their feeling of solidarity. Based on discussions with various artisans and museum staff, Noam Toran and Marloes ten Bhömer have created a contemporary labourers' song for the Zuiderzee Museum.
This film was made within the context of the exhibition Studio ZZM from 29 June 2017 to 6 May 2018 in Zuiderzee Museum.
Designers: Noam Toran & Marloes Ten Bhömer
with: Sam Conran, Lawrence Allen, Nestor Pestana, Ineke van der Sommen, Karin Klouwers, Ron Annes, Johan Peerdeman
Music composer: Arnaud Pujol
Curated by Jan Boelen (Z33), Evelien Bracke