The Museum of Revolution that never materialized, was activated as a public event on Saturday December 1, 2007, from noon until 6 pm. Starting from nothing, ending in nothing, it slowly reaches its end until it is totally dark. Something has happened here.
What is a museum? According to the international Council of Museums, it is: 'a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development - open to the public- which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and
Few know about revolution, its causes its consequences. It has become a print on t-shirts. Icons have become fashion. Is there a new type of revolution in the gaps of our society? With new rules, new presences?
The action emphasizes on the possibility and impossibility to present, show, conserve and exhibit an experience. It explores different levels of communication, like excitement, boredom and the wish to recall. It deals with what can be implied, instead of wanting to be explicit.
The material recorded during the action was recorded by 4 different camera teams, and is used for the production of a film (video, 30 min.), a poster (published as an insert in Open Magazine, vol. 14: Art as a Public Issue, see Open), installations and a neon work with 'start-up problems'. The making of the film is meanwhile evolving as a continuous project: Bik Van der Pol continue to work with bands and musical groups on a score reflecting on revolution, community and the issue of tim(e)(ing), see Art and Research