The Shipworm and the Glory of Enkhuizen

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 1 April 2017 to 6 May 2018 in Zuiderzee Museum.

  • Year


  • Type

    Short film

  • Role

    • Scriptwriter
    • Director
  • In collaboration with

    Alexis Gautier

  • Production

    Zuiderzee Museum

  • Language


  • Duration


  • With

    • Jaap Boers
    • Jos Jong
  • Original Music Composition

    Arnaud Pujol

  • Curators

    • Jan Boelen
    • Evelien Bracke