At the gas station across from the site where
the Josef-Haubrich-Kunst-halle once stood (the
demolition of which led to the formation of the
European Kunsthalle), Bik van der Pol have
installed an evocative aphorism. It says,
“Ideas you believe are absurd ultimately lead
to success.” The text triggers thoughts about
the site across the street, its past and
possible future. It visualizes the notion that
spaces can be created where nothing actually
exists, and that these spaces are more than
just temporary, imaginary buildings. Using
light, the artists create a stage for the work,
which also makes it clear that every idea,
regardless of how fragile it is, can take on a
solid form with help from mediation and
communications tools.

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