Make Love Not War

The site-specific artwork 'Make Love Not War' by Martijn Sandberg, forms part of the transformation of the former Tapijn Barracks (Tapijnkazerne), Maastricht.
The artwork figuration is incorporated in the paving of the main path, using bricks. The barrack terrain was laid out between 1916 and 1919 and is now an urban park containing University of Maastricht buildings.

Visitors walk in Tapijn's rustic public park. They parade, where soldiers used to march, over the main path of the former military terrain.
From different viewpoints a pattern of letters appears in the paving. Step by step a score becomes visible under our feet, from far away and nearby.
A never-ending 'canon', a 'refrain' of each time is written in stone: 'Make Love Not War, Make Love Not War, Make Love'.

Click here to see a description in English, as pdf.
Click here to see a description in Dutch, as pdf.

Artwork: 'Make Love Not War'
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Location: Tapijnkazerne (Tapijn Barrakcs), Maastricht
Material: bricks
Measurements: main path (lxw) 238m x 2.75m
Concept and figuration: 2019
Realisation and completion: 2020 (128m) / 2021 (110m)
Project assistance: Christa Rinzema, Atelier Rinzema
Commissioned by: Art and Heritage Commission, University Maastricht





'Make Love Not War', Martijn Sandberg, site-specific artwork, Tapijnkazerne, Maastricht.
Figuration, main path (lxw) 238m x 2.75m. (photo: Harry Heuts)




'Make Love Not War', Martijn Sandberg, site-specific artwork, Tapijnkazerne, Maastricht.
Figuration, main path (lxw) 238m x 2.75m. (photo: Marcel Lok)




'Make Love Not War', Martijn Sandberg, site-specific artwork, Tapijnkazerne, Maastricht.
Figuration, main path (lxw) 238m x 2.75m. (photo: Harry Heuts)


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