Headless Girls: Circus Legends on Film

Headless Girls

Mimi Berlin’s Circus legends came to life! Meet the Headless Girls in the photoseries and the short movie ‘Conversations 1 ‘at in the park’ made by Daan/Jansen at Mimi Berlin.

Dutch duo Daan / Jansen collaborated on the photo series ‘Headless Girls’ for Mimi Berlin. They imagined two women who used to work being a circus act in the beginning of the 20th century. These “Headless Girls” meet again after decades, at a park, to have a conversation about the past.

(Models; Beja von Bis and D.Ot, Assistent; Sterre van der Waals. Thanks to The Vintage Snatcher for the Courrèges dress, The women are wearing silk scarves designed by Mimi Berlin.)

The History of Circus Legends

The inspiration source for this collaboration is The History of Circus Legends; a group of surreal circus figurines which are unique readymades made by Mimi Berlin.

History of Circus Legends by Mimi Berlin

Flat Earth by Peter Jansen

Flat Earth by Peter Jansen

Flat Earth by Peter Jansen

Book concept: Peter Jansen, Copyright © 2013 PETER JANSEN, text and Vistas ( ISBN 978-90-820472-0-2)

FLAT EARTH is a book about a work of art by Peter Jansen and published in a limited edition, signed and numbered, It’s online to browse. Make sure you do, it’s quite a trip!

“For 20 years, from 1993 to 2013, Peter Jansen wandered around the world, visiting almost half of the existing countries. During these travels he recorded this non-stop journey in what he called the ‘Vista Series’. This is a large number of panorama-like photo assemblages, made of sometimes more than 50 pictures, clearly marked by two vertical and very tiny white borderlines on each side. In 2013 he decided to summarize this nomadic period of his life. He selected 50 Vistas from 23 countries to create a huge piece of work, made up from 1050 digital prints. He called it FLAT EARTH. Because of its huge dimensions and complex structure it has not been executed as yet and up to now it has only a virtual existence.

The book unfolds FLAT EARTH in a sequential way. It follows the art work from top left to bottom right, all Vistas are linked up in 120 pages of continuous spreads. FLAT EARTH is published in a limited edition of 300 copies, signed and numbered.” (read more)