Bik Van der Pol, ‘Up close’ (2014)
For the exhibition ‘The Part In The Story’ Bik Van der Pol decided to bring the sculpture ‘Two Rectangles Vertical Gyrating’ (1971) by George Rickey, and install it laying down on the floor of the exhibition space. This kinetic sculpture, normally installed on Rotterdam’s busy Binnenwegplein, has somewhat of a contested history. After recent renovations of the square causing an elevation of the ground, the blades of the sculpture rotate at a mere 2.11 meters above street level. The sculpture was hence considered a safety hazard because of the danger of it hitting the heads of passers-by. In prevention of any accidents, the sculpture was fenced off in 2012 and temporarily removed later that same year.
A video showing Rickey’s sculpture in action on its old location.
Helmut Smits, ‘Always Coca-Cola’ (2014)
This plant is only watered with Coca-Cola.
‘Construction Rubble of TENT’s Central Space’ (2011) by Lara Almarcegui.
Piles of raw construction material that equal the amounts used to build the exhibition space.
Untitled (2011) by Tomo Savic-Gecan
The room shown in the movie is one out of four rooms for the installation ‘untitled’ (2011). Savic-Gecan made this installation for the Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL) exhibition Melanchotopia. The text on the wall explains: “Every change in temperature in the city of Rotterdam causes one of the spaces in Witte de With to open and close.”
Maurice Meewisse, ‘The woodworks’ (2010)
Meewisse travelled to the woods in the most eastern part of the Netherlands, where he chopped down a lot of trees. The wood harvested in the forest was taken home to produce a variety of construction materials.
Another fine day in Rotterdam, thanks for all the birthday wishes!
“The landscape was a mixture of the strange and the beautiful..”
“Well, I don’t know about the treasure, but I’m sure there is fever there.”
“There was no evidence that man had ever sat foot here before”
Marjolijn Dijkman, stills from ‘Surviving new land’ (2009)
A video shot for Portscapes, a series of art projects along the coast of the Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam.
Dijkman shot the video from a boat circling a newly created island. This video was eventually dubbed with audio excerpts from moviescenes where people are entering land from the water.
Lo-res video here
Below is an interview with Dijkman about the project