Jointly developed by M HKA and the KU Leuven, this long-term, interdisciplinary research project focuses on a specific, yet complex body of work; multifaceted and variably installable, unfinished and open-ended: Ship of Fools / The Dockers' Museum (2010-2013) by artist and theorist Allan Sekula (1951-2013). Informed by the research of the team members, the project continues to evolve in a succession of research outputs, such as this digital platform.


Between 2010 and 2013, Allan Sekula gave several interviews and lectures relating to his project Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum. He spoke about various aspects of the project, contextualising certain objects and outlining the underlying rationale. The audio and video recordings of these talks are important sources for current research into the project. Below, we show three clips stemming from these sources.