Once we get There trailer

Once we get there A Documentary that leads you through an unfolding city by Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum …

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Once we get There trailer

Once we get there A Documentary that leads you through an unfolding city by Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum …

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Interactive Website

The work consists of 24 tracks, each containing the total recording (20-70 min. in actual time) of a different protagonist, travelling trough Philadelphia. All tracks are approachable from the website in an interactive manner. …

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Interactive Website

The work consists of 24 tracks, each containing the total recording (20-70 min. in actual time) of a different protagonist, travelling trough Philadelphia. All tracks are approachable from the website in an interactive manner. …

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The Beagle

For the project a special recording device was developed, nicknamed “The Beagle”. The Beagle looks like a normal sling-bag and allows people to go out on their own, and record the city in a special orchestrated way. It takes the

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The Beagle

For the project a special recording device was developed, nicknamed “The Beagle”. The Beagle looks like a normal sling-bag and allows people to go out on their own, and record the city in a special orchestrated way. It takes the

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The Mural: Down the Rabbit Hole

A hand, reaching for a gift wrapped in wrinkly tissue paper with an image of the street that lies on the opposite side of the location where this image can be seen – the façade of the Apple Storage Building

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The Mural: Down the Rabbit Hole

A hand, reaching for a gift wrapped in wrinkly tissue paper with an image of the street that lies on the opposite side of the location where this image can be seen – the façade of the Apple Storage Building

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The Mailman’s Bag

The Mailman’s bag, like the mural, is one of the special side-works realized during Esther and Ivar’s residency. The work is based on the recording of a Philadelphia mail man’s bag. Using a different visual language the meaning of the

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The Mailman’s Bag

The Mailman’s bag, like the mural, is one of the special side-works realized during Esther and Ivar’s residency. The work is based on the recording of a Philadelphia mail man’s bag. Using a different visual language the meaning of the

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250 Miles in Leiden. Opens Friday June 26 14:00

In contrast with the map as still image, digital systems, computers, smart phones and tablets more and more connect us to, what film maker Harun Farocki called „Operative Images”. These are images that not only are a representation, but perform

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250 Miles in Leiden. Opens Friday June 26 14:00

In contrast with the map as still image, digital systems, computers, smart phones and tablets more and more connect us to, what film maker Harun Farocki called „Operative Images”. These are images that not only are a representation, but perform

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EMERGING DOCUMENTARY PRACTICES

On Friday April 3rd Esther and Ivar were Keynote Speakers at the Emerging Documentary Practices Symposium + Exhibition at Temple University, Philadelphia. …

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EMERGING DOCUMENTARY PRACTICES

On Friday April 3rd Esther and Ivar were Keynote Speakers at the Emerging Documentary Practices Symposium + Exhibition at Temple University, Philadelphia. …

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Press Presence

“In a McDonald’s on Germantown Avenue, as parents plied small children with Happy Meals and packs of teenagers swaggered in, Dutch artist Ivar van Bekkum went unnoticed as he equipped a volunteer, Richard “Ram” Ramson, with microphones, recorders, a GPS

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Press Presence

“In a McDonald’s on Germantown Avenue, as parents plied small children with Happy Meals and packs of teenagers swaggered in, Dutch artist Ivar van Bekkum went unnoticed as he equipped a volunteer, Richard “Ram” Ramson, with microphones, recorders, a GPS

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Mounting the Mural

  

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Mounting the Mural

  

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250 Miles Ignite Presentation

  October 25, 2014 – presentation of the 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia project on Ignite Philly …

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250 Miles Ignite Presentation

  October 25, 2014 – presentation of the 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia project on Ignite Philly …

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