A project by PolakVanBekkum

Fronting Motion at Esther Klein Gallery

Yesterday was the opening of Fronting Motion at Esther Klein Gallery. It was really great to hear people’s reactions again. People like the work so much. They say it feels like being in more than one place at the same time. They feel like the world of data, that is surrounding us, now also can lead to a meditative experience. They really enjoyed the realism of the car sounds, as opposed to the abstract visualization. They say: the space you leave for us as an audience, to have our own interpretation of the experience is so great.  At the end of the evening, when the traffic on both sides became fairly quiet, people again enjoyed it as the landscape is mesmerizing and the expectation of something “going to happen” depending on the reality “out there” was very delightful and powerful. ...

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Hear, hear: what it is like to be a car…

Today we gave a car ears. By pasting a microphone on each side, we turned the car into a hearing body… I was sitting in the back seat of the car, wearing the headphones that were attached to the car’s temporary ears.  As it drove I was hearing what the car was hearing. Very exiting! I never knew how a car experiences the road, the curves, the crossings… but now I do…. ...

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Our First Feedback Meeting

Last night was PolakVanBekkum’s very first feedback meeting in the DM+D space, and the theme was “Mobility in Virtual Worlds.”  The atmosphere was friendly and the conversations that arose throughout the night only added to the success of the event.  By showing film clips, YouTube videos, and discussing examples from past works, Esther and Ivar paved the way for some interesting discussions. ...

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