ART* in Ypenburg
June 13, 2003
All inhabitants off the new 'town' Ypenburg receive an Art* form with questions like: What is your favorite colour? Are you interested in a custom artwork?Do you 'feel' for art? Would you like to have a personal conversation about art?
June 23, 2003
1.000 Dutch artists receive an Art*-form with questions like: Do you like to visit people? What is your favorite colour? Are you interested in a custom art assignment? Describe the space needed for your art? Do you feel like a conversation about art? What is your personal definition of art?
July 7, 2003
83 Inhabitants of Ypenburg send the completed return form. Together with 7X11 Circus Engelbregt choose 20 people from all entries. At the selection some questions are more important than others: is the form filled out creative? Is the resident open to artists? Are residents interested in meeting? Does the completed form radiates pleasure? Is the form duly completed?
September 7, 2003
103 artists send the completed return form. Together with 7X11 Circus Engelbregt selects 20 artists from all entries. Some questions play an important role in the selection. Is the form filled out creative? Are artist open to residents? Is an artist interested in meeting? Does the completed form radiates pleasure? Is the form duly completed?
October 7, 2003
Following the responses, Circus Engelbregt links 20 residents to 20 artists. The goal is to have residents and artists work together.
October 9, 2003
Circus Engelbregt presents the results of the investigation to the 20 selected residents. All information received is processed into a rash poster. Even residents who are not selected receive this free autographed artwork as a reward for the effort.
October 12, 2003
The residents receive a copy of the form that their artists have entered. The artists receive a copy of the form of its dweller. All participants receive a poster with the results of both surveys.
October 15, 2003
The artists will make home visits to their residents. There are conversations about the wishes of the residents and the artists. Many residents visit the studio of the artist. Two people are put off due to circumstances.
November 27, 2003
Each artist presents with his or her tenant the sketches for the artwork during a presenting evening in 7X11.
January 15, 2004
The artworks are placed. The residents pay rent to the Artoteek, the artists will send a bill.
February 12, 2004
A publication containing the 20 works of art and the processes is published.
February 29, 2004
7X11 organizes an art trail along the participating households where the artworks can be viewed on site. 7X11 takes place in an exhibition about the whole process.