Zomer 1998

KREMLIN is a district in Gorinchem which immediately after its delivery in the fifties, acquired the nickname KREMLIN, due to its closed nature and monumental character. Today, KREMLIN is a neighbourhood in which 60 nationalities are scattered throughout more than 200 apartments.

Over a period of 3 months, Circus Engelbregt surveryed 81.08% of KREMLIN residents with questions like: “Do you think a work of art should be put in your neighbourhood?”, “What color should it be?”, and “Can I take a picture of the view from your living room? “. The literal answers to these questions form the basis of the artwork. The KREMLINZICHT (the inside view of the artwork) shows all possible views of the KREMLIN coinciding.

 

MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

I started a research office called Art Desire Department.

MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

I designed a form with questions about art in the neighbourhood and I sended a card to each inhabitant.MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

Then I went door-to-door with questions about an artwork for the neighbourhood.

MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

Pile of forms from over 80% of the inhabitants.

Answers to the question: Where should the artwork be?MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

Answers to the questions: What should the material of the artwork be?
MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

Answers to the question: How big should the artwork be?
MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

Answers to the question: Which colour should the artwork be?
MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

All inhabitants received the poster 'A Democratic Artwork for the KREMLIN':
Martijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem

The backside of the poster shows the answer to every last question: Can I make a picture of the view from your main window?
MARTIJN ENGELBREGTMartijn Engelbregt, Circus Engelbregt, democratie, kunst, Kremlin, Gorinchem