At 17:30 on Tuesday, 3 September, the artists, curators and the Jan van Eyck Academie's advisers Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol (Rotterdam, NL) will give a presentation about their work.
Since 1995, Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol work as Bik Van der Pol. Through their practice they aim to articulate and understand how art can produce a public sphere and space for speculation and imagination through which publicness is not only defined and questioned but also created. By setting up the conditions for encounter they develop a process of working that allows for continuous reconfigurations of places, histories and publics. Their practice is collaborative with dialogue as a mode of transfer; a passing through, understood in its etymological meaning of “a speech across or between two or more people, out of which may emerge new understandings”. In fact, they consider the element of passing through as vital. It is temporal, and implies action and the development of new forms of discourse. Their work is both instigator and result of this method.