The phenomenon of collecting, the basis of a museum, is that the set of objects the museum displays is sustained only by the fiction that they somehow constitute a coherent representation of the universe [....]. Should the fiction disappear, there is nothing left of the museum but a 'bric-a-brac', a heap of meaningless and valueless fragments of objects which are incapable of substituting themselves either metonymically for the original object or metaphorically for their representations''.
A collection with accompanying storage- the depot- hardly ever leaves the cellars of the museum where it is concealed, and if it does, usually in small parts. Married by Powers enlightens some aspects of the collection: transport, storage, presentation, documentation, mediation, public, and personal interpretation, and makes an attempt to render transparent this extensive collection by bringing it into action as material, as a literal think tank.
On the invitation of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais and TENT, Bik Van der Pol made a choice from the FRAC collection.