08/12/2021 — 28/02/2022
Rotterdam North


Fruits de Mer: a circular work of art with residents and litter from the neighbourhood. In December you can see for yourself what that looks like!

Artisanal knitting and crocheting in 2021 is done with stray plastic. In the coming months there will be crochet sessions at various locations in the Oude Noorden where residents will make crochet works with litter from the Rotte. These crochet works are brought together into a large circular art installation called Fruits de Mer. An appropriate name, although it will not be the classic range of seafood, but a plastic reflection of it.

Earlier this year there were boat trips led by Plastic Whale. Local residents actively fished for plastic that had ended up in the Rotte. This was the start of the circular flow of turning waste into something new. The plastic bags are washed, dried and cut into long ribbons. This crochets and knits in the Oude Noorden.

The results of the crochet work are from December in the Old North can be found in the art installation. The opening is on Wednesday afternoon, December 8, at 13.30 at Gerard Scholtenstraat 52A. The exhibition can be seen until February 2022. The opening will take place in the outdoor area. Bring a thick coat!


Fruits de Mer is an art project by Eddy Kaijser (Studio ID Eddy). It focuses on the relationship between people and water. In addition, the project emphasizes the beauty of underwater nature. It is a completely different world compared to the world we know. It is an enchanting colorful world. It is also an ecosystem that is under severe pressure today. Global warming, pollution and overfishing damage the system. Fruits de Mer takes a critical look at the question of how humans influence water.

Partly realized thanks to the Municipality of Rotterdam (Wijkraad Oude Noorden, Urban Culture and Circular Neighborhood Approach, Rotterdam Circular), CBK R'dam, St Piet Roovershall, Stichting Pluspunt Rotterdam, culture director Noord and Kralingen Crooswijk, Discus Ria van der Hoeven, Wil van Vught, Ugette Walcott , Lurdes, Anneke and Najesca.