A female protagonist spends time in a snack bar located at the very tip of the Rotterdam harbour, on so-called reclaimed land. Through its panoramic window, she looks onto the mouth of the river Maas, where cargo ships enter and exit Europe’s largest port. Composed of a series of locked off shots, Balkon van Europa reflects on the progression of time and acts of looking; it pursues snippets of narrative in order to break them down, and dissolve into surfaces, textures and compositions.

Balkon van Europa

by Erika Roux and Marta Hryniuk

HD video, two channel installation, 14’26”, 2018

with Carla Spruit

with thanks to the owners of the Smickel Inn Balkon van Europa