Bik Van der Pol
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mar. 20
dec. 19
On the exhibition Far Too Many Stories to Fit Into so Small a Box
nov. 19
The Point: Stories that must be told. Workshop at Siena Art Institute
nov. 19
Workshop: Through the looking glass at UNIDEE-Citta del Arte, Biella
oct. 19
Far Too Many Stories to Fit into so Small a Box, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
oct. 19
Local Codes: Forms of Spatial Knowledge by Shannon Mattern
aug. 19
Podcast on Kitchen Sisters
may. 19
Whole Life Academy, May 19 - May 25, 2019, Dresden
may. 19
Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
may. 19
In the vacuum of GwangJu’s Uprising: Everlasting Struggles
apr. 19
Take Part - Is There Room in San Francisco for San Francisco? 2018-2020
dec. 18
Hollandse Meesters
mar. 18
Syndrome of the Present
sep. 17
WERE IT AS IF Beyond An Institution That Is
aug. 17
School of Missing Studies, Sandberg Series n°1
apr. 17
Public Space? Lost and Found, MIT Press
sep. 16
Bik Van der Pol on instagram and twitter
oct. 15
AS ABOVE SO BELOW in now stored in the space of Google maps
jul. 15
Siegelaub / The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement
nov. 19

Workshop: Through the looking glass at UNIDEE-Citta del Arte, Biella

Bik Van Der Pol's workshop is part of the UNIDEE fall term titled MODES OF INSTITUTING, dedicated to imagining the role of art organizations in times of perennial crisis, discussing what their future(s) in the next twenty years will be. A group of eight international applicants is selected to follow a two-weeks programme of workshops and conferences.

Since the early 2000s, many local wool mills in Biella have closed due to global capitalism: they could no longer compete with the prices of imported fabrics and clothing. Participants are invited to engage in a collaborative process, starting from Biella as a city in transformation. Understanding inhabitants and their body as carriers of experience and the city as an archive and a scene that could function as site for reading and listening to reflect on global processes, the purpose of the workshop is to collectively create a scenario on a speculative narrative that takes place in Biella, now and in the future. Starting points for this narrative are loss, co-operation and silence as a political imperative, and the role that this may play instituting and resistance. We visit The Wool Company and Lanificio F.lli Cerruti, We propose to rethink ‘loss’ as an instigator and potential for alternative learning for the future, and increase the volume of the stories that must be told now. The outcome will be the performance of such learning processes.