Many times I have, with absolute pleasure, taken on the role of being a guest of the Circus: I have flowed through Berlin-backdrop vinyasas on the rooftop of the Circus Hotel… for Berlin Bier week myself and an intimate group of tipsy guests stretched and slurped our way through ‘bier yoga’ – an experience which left us all feeling both wonderfully chilled and totally and utterly ridiculous, and is something that I personally can’t wait to repeat!
I’ve heard world-class musicians from around the world playing in our very own craft beer microbrewery at the Circus Hostel and I’ve heard tales of time and travel from beloved authors at private readings with our incredible literary events. With our Behind the Curtain program, I have partied with guests at gigs and taken them to festivals celebrating music and motorbikes. I’ve watched debauched scenes of 1970s West Berlin at Kreuzberg open-air cinemas with guests who were there at the time and shared their stories of GDR era Berlin with me over peppermint schnapps – and despite their better judgement, the bosses even let me loose every Thursday to host our rumbunctious youtube karaoke nights…
I guess it’s fair to say as much as they like to keep me on my toes, I, as a devoted disciple of the hell yeah! philosophy, am always excited to hear what new venture is on the horizon and as soon as I met Rob Wilde and heard the concept for his photo series, “I had a dream”, and saw the awesome pictures from his first exhibit I knew he was creating something incredibly special and that I wanted to be part of it, and use this opportunity to invite you to take part in the exhibit during your stay with us.
The project centres around that most intimate and precious of moments, when we first awake after a night’s sleep. The experience itself is both strange and alienating, whilst still being gentle and comforting. I loved the idea of being able to explore these themes and what this meant to me.
This odd and private daily phenomenon: usually reserved only for ourselves or the chosen few. A time when we have yet to “put on” our masks and identities for the day. A time when we have not yet become the person we choose to share with the rest of the world.
During this experience, I actually learned an incredible amount about myself, my face and how I saw the world looking at me. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with you after your shoot next week, but I honestly believe every participant will experience something different and personalised, so, for now, you can check out some impressions from my wake-up moment below… which was even more surreal as we had an inception style scene of Stefano taking pictures of Rob taking pictures of me! Man, what a ride!
From Monday 25th September until Sunday 1st October, Rob will be available to answer any questions you may have about the project, and you will be able to select your preferred time to take part in the photoshoot held in your room at your chosen time.
To take part you can directly email email@example.com or ask reception for more details on how to take part when you check in.
As well as being part of something entirely unique, you will be gifted a high-quality print of your photo free of charge and a selection of the photographs will be exhibited!