as ladras do lixo
a vida pássaro
ricas com riscas
na casa do céu

© 2019 Kï Ida Schmutz

invitation, 2011-2017 Mixed media

„when you're walking down the street, invite yourself to the birthday of the first person you meet*“ *whoever it is

this is a task i gave myself – I talked to strangers i met in public space by chance, and invited myself to their birthdays. I was guest in more and less private settings with various social codes.
I never interrupted the intimacy with a camera. The encounters come back to be experienced in various shapes: being told as stories : being reenacted by performers : being looked at as visual relicts … as my memories of the encounters change over the time, so does this work.

Thanks to every stranger who shared their birthday with me! Thanks to the performers: Tina Mamczur, Ya-Wen Fu, Philine Kuhn, Felix Leffrank, Maike Hautz