Waterlevel (2002) Buro MA.AN

Max Dereta
About the artwork

This little man looks attentively at the water with his trouser legs lifted up, because the water level in the girths can differ. They are part of a network to conduct water collection. Buro MA.AN made this little man who is aware of that practical function, but with his 19th-century costume also fits into this historic environment. Many wonder if it is Freddy Heineken, because the work is in the canal in front of the former Heineken Brewery. Buro MA.AN gave the artwork its title Waterlevel.

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About the artist

Buro MA.AN is an interdisciplinary design agency that focuses on urban design, landscape, visual arts and architecture. The visual artist Martijn Boelhouwers and the urban planner André van der Eijk have realized this work.