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May 13 2013


Sudbury, Ontario

Between A Rock And A Hard Place is a project consisting of a cleaning performance, a film and a big event on August 18, 2012. From the material recorded on this day, a film and a vinyl record will be made.

In June 2011, Bik Van der Pol cleaned a sample of black rock located in the centre of Sudbury for the duration of four days, during a performative action. The black rocks are a crucial element to the city’s environment; the history of Sudbury as a mining city has not only had an impact on the layout of the city and the everyday life of its citizens. It has also had — and continues to have — an impact on the environment, visible in the pitted, charred and eroded black surfaces throughout Sudbury. This is a place where the circle of earth and “unearthing” is very much present, and experiencing the embodiment of this process is intense; what comes out of the earth’s “body” directly affects this same body as well.

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