Birgit, Gunil & Me

Birgit Bang Mogensen has been working as a hospital clown for 16 years. She began clowning long before she recognised herself as a clown. First, it was a tool to make her mother watch her, after - it became her second skin. She spent almost 6 years working without any breaks, living on her own. - I was not able to protect myself without my clown… I was hiding myself behind the clown - It took her more than 50 years to find herself in the clown`s character and bring it to life. Story by Daria Klimasheva and Felix von der Osten. Made in the spring 2014 during a web-documentary workshop conducted by Bombay Flying Club.