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apr. 17
Public Space? Lost and Found
mar. 17
Offshore: artists explore the sea, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
feb. 17
UPCOMING: Greater Together, ACCA, Melbourne, 8 Jul–17 Sep 2017
jan. 17
Selección Natural – This is the Cover of the Book, Curated by Moritz Küng, February 9 – April 9, 2017
oct. 16
WERE IT AS IF, Witte de With, 2016: visuals
oct. 16
HO HO HO!......:Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS
sep. 16
Fly Me To The Moon, Sternberg Press
sep. 16
Bik Van der Pol on instagram and twitter
jan. 16
Future Light, Vienna Biennale 2016, online publication
dec. 15
Video Essays participants School of Missing Studies, 31st Bienale of Sao Paulo, 2014
oct. 15
AS ABOVE SO BELOW in now stored in Google maps
aug. 15
Bik Van der Pol X Charlemagne Palestine, MetropolisM, Vol.3/2015
jul. 15
Abstract Habitats: Installations of Coexistence and Coevolution. Sven Lütticken
sep. 14
What if the moon were just a jump away? Publication of script based on research on Participatory Budget
jul. 13
With Love From The Kitchen
jul. 13
Fly Me To The Moon
oct. 15

AS ABOVE SO BELOW in now stored in Google maps

For Living as Form, organized by Creative Time, Bik Van der Pol made a work in 3 parts: a site-specific public text piece on the empty parking lots adjacent to the Essex Street Market to be incorporated in Google Earth, daily walking tours in collaboration with NY citizens open to visitors, and a publication.

The phrase of the text piece, As Above, So Below, points towards the contentious (re)valuation of space in the neighborhood, including vertical development and the issue of air rights, which apply to owning the space above plots of land and buildings. The text, read as abstractions from the ground, is completely legible from above. While looking into the void, one may realize that this empty space - now a parking lot - also allows us a glimpse of the future, to what will be. A look at the empty sky that at some point will crystallize and capitalize. In collaboration with Google Earth the text piece is now stored in Google's archive to immediately become part of the public (?) sphere while this empty site will be developing in time.
Zoom in
on parking place between Norfolk, Delancey, Clinton, and Broome Street