Bik Van der Pol
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The Shower Piece

The Shower Piece

Duende, Rotterdam
In collaboration with Peter Fillingham

The Shower Piece is a functional copy of the shower of Arno van Roosmalen, at that time curator of the Rotterdam City Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the first guest invited by REST. He decided to live in the studio of one of the initiators for three weeks, studying, experiencing and describing a selection of art works, texts and music. He also invited guests to talk about the concept of the project. There was no publicity made; after this period he talked about REST and its impact during lectures at art-schools and artist-run-spaces.

The Shower Piece was constructed for him because this was the only place where he could really reflect and think. After being in use during Van Roosmalen's stay at REST, The Shower Piece was shown as an object at the Cubitt Gallery, London (1995) and at De Paviljoens, Almere (2001).
The Shower Piece