—Big Moustache 2009
120 x 480 cm
—Small Moustache 2009
Adhesive or painted moustaches
With just a simple moustache, let me show you the world transforms the gallery visitors into circus directors. This not only establishes a connection among complete strangers who feel part of the greater circus community thanks to this small accessory. It also simplifies the desired participation and interaction with the works exhibited, since they feel like part of the circus, which thrives on the participation of all involved. For that reason, the building housing the Hein Circus also proudly wears a moustache on its facade.
When we were children, every day seemed filled with the wonder and joy of what we saw and experienced. We discovered the world little by little. It was actually not the world that was new, but our experience of it and the intensity with which we sucked it all in. Clouds, thunder, shadows, snowflakes landing on your hand, were our thrilling experience. As we grow older we pay less attention to the present and more towards distant goals. The wonder of daily life simply disappears because we think that we have seen it all before.