11fountains is one of the largest art projects of Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 and is a new addition to our cultural heritage. The projects are based on the famous ice-skating tour “de Elfstedentocht” and passes eleven historical cities in the north of the Netherlands. For this project each of the eleven cities will get a fountain designed by artists from the top segment of the international art world. They hail from eleven different countries and were carefully chosen on the basis of their work as being suited to the character of a particular city.
For the presentation of these eleven fountains we were asked to make eleven short films based on the impressions of the international artist and the unique character of each individual city. In collaboration with design agency BWH Ontwerpers and artistic director Anna Tilroe we tried to grasp the inspiration the artist used for their designs. Together we made eleven video concepts with each a different cinematic style fitting the specific fountain. This resulted in eleven short video’s that where displayed at the official opening of the fountains.