A collection of Polaroids, found by Maarten. Once part of the archive from the government of the Dutch province Limburg and depicting the damage to governmental roads. The pictures were used for insurance claims. they were saved from elimination by Maarten, when working at the archive.
The work has been shown several times in different constellations, none of which is represented here…
The title (12 cities, 13 accidents) is taken from a 90’s fiction program on Dutch public broadcasting television in which traffic accidents were reenacted. A text was written by maarten on the occation of the ‘een foto zegt meer dan 1000 woorden’ exhibition. It is available in the exhibition cataloque.