Dutch performing artist Jos Bregman builds a decor in which passing audiences experiences a performance. Come without expectations, leave as another person. This place is an art project of mine. It is set up as a part-time neighbor european crowd event. When I am there, I investigate the way to be a neighbor in the EU. Unique is the close interaction with the neighbors, the local school kids, and the stunning view of Kosnitza Mountain and the valley. Great hiking.
It is a nice house, and it is cheap. I consider it as one of my art performances, I have put a lot of personal effort in and I am very willing to share. So: the house and I would love to have an audience: you. You must know however it is not a luxurious residency, it is basically how the priest left it, a unique museumlike experience.
You can heat up the one room on the lower floor with a fire stove. This is the living room, so to say. On the second floor you have two bedrooms, but these cannot be heated. There are lots of blankets, including two electrically heated ones, where you can lie on. When you hesitate bring more yourself. There is a little outdoor house where you can make a small sauna with hot water from the fire stove. So: there is no shower. Next to is the sawchips toilet. It is a hole in a concrete floor, covered with sawchips: nice smell. After use, shove in the 'contaminated chips' and sprinkle fresh ones for a fresh cover.
There is one water tap, also outside the house, under a roof. It is the best water in Bulgaria, straight from the mountains, but it is cold water.
NL: Er zijn twee verdiepingen en veel overdekte buitenruimte. In de benedenverdieping (een knusse kamer) stook je de houtkachel. Je snijdt er je groente en bakt op dezelfde kachel, of je ontsteekt de gaspit. Op de houtkachel zet je een grote pan water, waarmee je je in de mandieruimte heerlijk en verkwikkend wast.
Op de bovenverdieping doe je een uur voor je gaat slapen de elektrische deken aan en slaap je warm met een fris hoofd. Onder het buitenafdak tap je het heerlijkste bergbronwater.
Er is een buitengebouwtje met zaagseltoilet en mandieruimte.
You have access to all spaces, including the little garden. Please leave art if you can, or try to find out how to relate to the neighbours.
NL: Je hebt overal toegang toe en je mag kunst van allerlei aard achterlaten of produceren. Probeer vooral na te gaan in hoeverre je je tot de buren kunt verhouden. Stroopwafels en klompen (klein of groot) doen het doorgaans goed als geschenkjes.
Interaction with guests
You will stage your own performance in contact with neighbors and village.
Other things to note
This place is an art project of mine. It is set up as a part-time neighbor european crowd event. When I am there, I investigate the way to be a neighbor in the EU. I invite you to do so as well.
I invite you to be a neighbor for neighbors. Smoking only outdoors.
I am a Dutch artist working with wood and internet. My main goal is to provide easy nature access, to establish a counterweight for easy internet access. I also climb trees for my work, I am an arborist. You can see some of it on: nature access dot nl.
My wife is a writer. We have 2 sons, Jon 16 and Jesse 13. We really like organic gardening and foods, bees and trees, combined with urban culture like stand up comedy, rooftopgardens and longboarding. We intend to rent bikes.
In the Netherlands we have a small communal farm. We work a lot on the farm.
My motto in life is: N8UREXS4All. You can find much more about me on the Zuckerberg website slash jos.bregman