Last night was the 3rd Feedback Meeting with artists Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum who collaborate as PolakvanBekkum. There was a small attendance of people with six laptops set-up within the main conference area at the DM+D labs. Each computer played on continuous loop with separate completed audio tracks moving through Google Earth.
PolakvanBekkum, an artist duo from the Netherlands will work in Philadelphia from May to November 2014 on the Science Center’s campus. ...
The Dutch artist couple Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum, operating under the name PolakVanBekkum, have a crunch for landscape and mobility (or motion or movement) and the experience of space. There are more ways to describe their work, but one that comes close to the essence is: Esther and Ivar make art that is about the poetry of mediation. In the words of philosopher, biologist and art critic Arjen Mulder: “If Esther and Ivar would have been sculptors they would always shown you the role of the hammer and chisel together with the sculpture.”
Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum, operating under the name PolakVanBekkum, invented the term NavDoc for their project “250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia”.
Thursday, May 29th, is the Meet & Greet at the Department of Making and Doing on 3711 Market Street. Join us for a talk and light refreshments from 5:30-7:30. For more information and to RSVP, email: AAAT@sciencecenter.org.
While on the search for sounds and people on the move on the streets of Philadelphia, we encountered this nice contemporary sign that said, “share the road.”
Always wanted to know how the city would look like for a bird? In that case one of our pole photography workshops...