In their own self-perception, everyone feels they are something unique. In our everyday togetherness, however, we are just part of the global collective in which individuals disappear into the masses.
Benjamin Bergmann puts this phenomenon to the test in “BEING A CLOWN FOR ONE DAY”. With his face painted white, a long nose, an eccentric hat, and his self-sewn costume, he carries out the errands of everyday life and visits a variety of different places until late into the night.
“BEING A CLOWN FOR ONE DAY” shows the artist in a deserted street, engrossed in his contemplation of the oversized portrait of an unfamiliar person. This chance snapshot from a distance, the gaze of another upon another now becomes a poster itself on the Kunstinsel in Munich’s Lenbachplatz.
“BEING A CLOWN FOR ONE DAY” is a slogan for living otherness and giving the inner feeling an external equivalent.
Benjamin Bergmann, born 1968 in Würzburg, lives and works in Munich.