Daily E. Ford enters the square on Monday August 12th 2013, few minutes past 1:30 pm. He chooses to set up the borrowed camp bed in the center of main square, facing city hall and thus the mayor’s office. He spreads his red towel on the camp bed and takes off his cloths. Wearing only his bathing suit he takes his place on the camp bed.

The sun is covered by some clouds but it is warm enough to feel comfortable. He lights a cigarette. Savoring the blue fumes he starts taking in the surrounding. Passing people do not bother him. He talks to those who approach him, answering their questions. One person bothers to ask if he could take a picture. The others just click away.

After some time he starts reading Die Welt verändern, ohne die Macht zu übernehmen by John Holloway. Around 2:00 pm he starts getting dressed again and packs his things to leave the square the way he came.

Still images produced using a gopro HERO 2. Video and images produced using a Canon Ixus S95i. Still images defisheyed an imagmagick script called defisheye and rendered by slowmovideo. Postproduction done in kdenlive.

Credits / Thanks to

  • Reni Hofmüller - pictures, video
  • Egwin Ertl - pictures, video
  • Herbert Nichols-Schweiger - campbed


In a devastating computer crash I lost the original footage for the project. Only the copy I previously uploaded to youtube survived. Now the video is hosted on vimeo. Enjoy!