Andre Dekker is one of the artists selected to develop No Man's Land : Niemandsland, a major public artwork that tells the stories of our waterways and their role in the 1st World War. It was conceived by five international artists working with collaborating curators from across Europe and Australia. The curators asked the question: how do we create site responsive work that is both grounded in place and able to tour? The result is a large-scale public artwork designed for four different waterways of significant industrial heritage—the River Clyde in Glasgow, the former Eisenbahnhafen at Duisberg Ruhrort in Germany and Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia. No Man's Land : Niemandsland will tour to the three sites for which it was made in 2015–16.
This project is a co-production between Urbane Künste Ruhr, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Glasgow Life / Merchant City Festival. The artists: Robyn Backen, Andre Dekker (observatorium), Graham Eatough, Nigle Helyer, Jennifer Turpin. Technical producer: Jeremy Sparks. The team is joining in Glasgow and Duisburg October 1-7, 2014