One Hundred Strangers

The art of getting to know someone

About the Project:


Most people are strangers to us. This is true even in people’s close physical environment. We live the illusion of connection through social media. We seem to know everything about everyone - or at least we are able to check all the „facts“ online. Contradicting this, it seems that in the 21st century real, profound, deep, authentic connection is a highly sought after but very seldom met need of many. This is especially obvious in big cities like Berlin. Most people don’t even know their neighbours anymore. Encounters become more and more superficial.


Siri Berlin asks with her project: How do we meet today? How do we connect? And are we really present when we meet?


The artist will meet 100 strangers from all over the world. During the four precious hours, she will spend together with every single stranger one on one, they will get to know each other, they will eat and drink together - and Siri Berlin will paint and draw her guests.