PolakVanBekkum, Artist in distribution, NL

PolakVanBekkum is our artist-collective, consisting of Esther Polak (1962) and Ivar van Bekkum (1965). In their work landscape and movement are the recurring elements with a focus on the concept of perception of space.
Although they do not work medium specific (meaning that we do not work with specific materials or tools), the medium Google Earth plays an important role in their video work. Unlike other 3D worlds Google Earth has a 1-to- 1 relationship of the world as we know it and has in that way also a political, social and economic reality. They challenge and involve people in their work, whether it’s participants or audience.
Esther Polak studied at the KABK in The Hague and Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Ivar van Bekkum studied at the School for Journalism in Kampen.