Crangon Crangon © 2017
Developed by Hybrid Publishing,
Willem de Kooning Academy
Text © Jade Ruijzenaars
Photography © Philip Grobler (pp.7,13), Sofie van Esch (pp.4,8,14), Jade Ruijzenaars (p.10)
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Most of the shrimp consumed in the Netherlands is caught in the North Sea, transported to Morocco for peeling, and then shipped back again to Europe. A shrimp consists for 60% to 70% of its shell, which is not suitable for consumption. The opening of a large mechanised peeling centre in the Netherlands has led to increased visibility of the problem of waste. This production system and resulting waste are invisible to consumers. Jade Ruijzenaars explored this issue, and experimented with a new application for shrimp shells in ceramic glazing in order to tell the story of this industry.
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