Year: 2019 - ongoing
Artist statement: to be continued.
Current information about the project; the village and community of Beesel, Limburg.
Since 1736 a dragon has to be slaughtered due to the story of Saint George and the Dragon. Everyone who is born in Beesel, also known as the Dragon-village, automatically owns ‘Dragon blood’.
What is dragon blood?
Every 7 years a villager is selected to become ‘George’ to kill the dragon.
Rules apply; you have to be born in Beesel or have a certain connection to the village. Second you have to be able to ride a horse.
In the meantime the villagers are also fighting each other for owning the best dragon themed garden.
- © 2019 Robin Butter