Workshop für 6 Personen10 – 18 UhrAlle Plätze sind bereits belegt
20 Uhr Präsentation und Bar (öffentlich)
Bik Van der Pol: Parade or DazIbao*?
Today, it is easy to publish: facebook, instagram, twitter for our daily accouncements and reaching-out, tinder for our love life, telegram for our secret life, lnkdin for our working life, and many, many other apps lined up to connect for anything we might want or want others to know.
But what is the consequence of this ease, that commodity that has made us into commodities ourselves? What are its implications, physically, psychologically, for our experience of encountering, what its consequences for public making and making public? Looking at formats of making public, this 1-day workshop will discuss, play, and practice embodying as a carrier or a container, taking into account what we decide to render readable, and what should be disguised or remain hidden. Container, body and public space will be base, ground or stage.
* dazibao are handwritten, wall-mounted posters as a means of protest, propaganda, and popular communication, limited-circulation newspapers, excerpted press articles, and pamphlets intended for public display. used in China since imperial times, becoming more common after the Revolution. A parade is display (someone or something), an assemble for a formal inspection or ceremonial occasion, a public procession, especially one celebrating a special day or event.
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Bik Van der Pol
Since 1995, Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol work as Bik Van der Pol. They work and live in Rotterdam (NL).
Through their practice Bik Van der Pol aim to articulate and understand how art can produce a public sphere and space for speculation and imagination. This includes forms of mediation through which publicness is not only defined but also created. Their work follows from research of how to activate situations as to create a platform for various kinds of communicative activities.
Bik Van der Pol’s mode of working consists of setting up the conditions for encounter, where they develop a process of working that allows for continuous reconfigurations of places, histories and publics. Their practice is site-specific and collaborative, with dialogue as a mode of transfer; a “passing through”, understood in its etymological meaning of “a speech across or between two or more people, out of which may emerge new understandings”. In fact, they consider the element of “passing through” as vital. It is temporal, and implies action and the development of new forms of discourse. Their practice is both instigator and result of this method.www.bikvanderpol.net