Conversations #1: at the Park. Filmed and directed by Wendelien Daan, art direction by Mimi Berlin.
Mimi Berlin and photographer Wendelien Daan collaborated on the photo series Headless Girls. They imagined two women who used to work being a circus act (headless girls) in the 20th century. The inspiration source for this series is The History of Circus Legends; a group of surreal circus figurines, unique readymades made by Mimi Berlin.
This movie is available in HD.
The women are wearing silk scarves designed by Mimi Berlin. (which are handmade MimiMerchandise, made in a limited edition of 50 pieces, they are 90 x 90 cm and digitally printed on 100% silk twill, finished with a hand rolled seam. €175,- Available at X-Bank in Amsterdam and online at mimiberlin.amsterdam)
The Gem Kingdom of Mimi Berlin: inspired by her friends and jewelry brand “Gem Kingdom” Mimi Berlin designed three Dreamhomes/Traum-Haüser.
One for the city, one house for the country and a boudoir.
The assemblages (or maquettes) are made with the finest molded plastics from the Mattel Company, dated; 1998 trough 2002, covered in high gloss ‘Plastic Skin” (Fleetcolour #N6/N533)
The boudoir, (15 x 60 cm) Adjustable assemblage, mounted on a transparent perspex stand.
Detail of the City Home or main building (1 x 1.20 m) Adjustable assemblage, mounted on a transparent perspex stand.
The main building (City Home) in the back, the boudoir in front with the country houses scattered throughout the window. In front porcelain Maria statues from the Gem Kingdom
A house for the country: jewelry case in the shape of a small, standalone cottage with altered interior in black.
“The Sagrada Familia of the dollhouses” ~ HJ Kinkhorst, 2011.
Mimi Berlin created an installation with the Dreamhomes/Traum-haüser for the Christmas 2011 Shop Window of the Gem Kingdom jewelry flagship store in Amsterdam.The Dreamhomes/Traum-haüser were part of the 25th anniversary exhibiton of Gem Kingdom at CODA, Apeldoorn in 2015 and at H.P. France Theatre, Tokyo in 2016.
Eggcups/Eierbecher, Prototypes are six series of eggcups: Surrealist, POMO, White, Stories, Retro and Souvenir D’Amour.
Mimi Berlin designed three to four designs per series.
All Eggcups are signed and handmade with VintageDeLuxe materials such as porcelain, glass, and ceramics.