The first live vox-pop with the length of a feauture film
Circus Engelbregt collects personal information and reflects on the management of data and its processing. Engelbregt is constantly surprised at how much private information people are prepared to provide. But he is neither for or against the recording and categorizing of data. People should merely be aware of what is being done, and make the choice for themselves.
For ‘Plein Museum’, accompanied by a microphone and cameraman he asked visitors to Amsterdam’s Museumplein what they thought of being filmed. This was simultaneously shown on a large projection screen erected in the middle of the park. Spectators could watch the screen from a public grandstand while munching popcorn. In addition, someone filmed people with a hidden camera. The reactions were varied, but the question is who this film is really ultimately about, what is the role of the reporter, of the interviewees and the audience in the grandstand? Spectator, subject, maker: they exchange places with one another and end up in a strange, entangled condition.