Alexandre Humbert

Director / Conceptual Designer


Scriptwriter + Director
Production : Zuiderzee Museum (Nl)
Designer : Alexis Gautier

Artisans have their own backgrounds and stories, all of which enrich their craft. That's what designer Alexis Gautier discovered when he talked to the museum's blacksmith and gardener. Both told him a story about cross-pollination between the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies: about how a small exotic animal (the shipworm) became a disaster for the Zuiderzee’s dyke posts, and how a Dutch cabbage (Roem van Enkhuizen) came back home again after a long journey to the Far East.


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

Designer: Alexis Gautier
with: Jaap Boers and Jos Jong
Music composer: Arnaud Pujol

Curated by Jan Boelen (Z33), Evelien Bracke