January 27, 2014

Familiar stranger
Curated by: Amy Franceschini and Stijn Schiffeleers
13/1 2014-26/1 2014

1. Each day ask a ‘stranger’ to draw a stripe on your shirt.
2. Color: Stranger can choose their color.
3. Orientation: The stripe should go around your whole body 360°.
4. Method: Either spin while ”stranger” draws or create a method from the situation.
5. Duration: Continue for 14-21 days or until you feel you have stripes enough. 6. Options: If someone is very excited, they could do more than one stripe or several of the same color.

”Familiar stranger” is a social phenomena coined by Stanley Milgram
People we regular encounter but do not interact with. We have relation- ships with familiar strangers a mutual agreement to ignore each other without intentions of hostility. I see you most days when I walk my dog. If you fail to appear, I notice
* Familiar strangers linger, exist in our proximity of routine daily passages. We see them, they connect us to a place, but we do not speak unless an event of extreme precedence connect us. This could be an earthquake, a nation- al tragedy, the coincidence of seeing a familiar stranger in a foreign land, or the event to paint a stripe on a thin cloth upon my body