Bik Van der Pol
Bik Van der Pol will make a ‘live’ scoreboard, drawing on visionary architect Cedric Price
Bik Van der Pol will make a full-size ‘live’ scoreboard, a project initiated by an interest in visionary architect Cedric Price (whose London Zoo Aviary is close to the fair). Drawing from Price’s interests in temporality and visibility, Bik Van der Pol’s scoreboard will be animated by assistants who will be changing the text to spell out a number of abstract idioms, quotes and maxims, providing a narrative for visitors to the fair.
Bik Van der Pol is a duo of Dutch artists based in Rotterdam who have worked collectively across art and architecture since 1995. Recent solo shows and projects include: The ENEL Award, MACRO, Rome; ‘Learning from Vancouver’, The Western Front, Vancouver (both 2010); and ‘It isn’t what it used to be and will never be again’, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2009). Recent curatorial projects include: ‘Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully’, Kunstfort Asperen, Acqouy (2011); and ‘Plug In’, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2009). Recent group shows include ‘We Are Grammar’, Pratt Institute, New York; ‘CLAP’, Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard College, New York (both 2011); ‘Portscapes’, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010); and ‘For Reasons of State’, The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York (2008).