I make art that is interested in how we perceive ourselves in the West in its moment of decline. The historical and cultural significance of the United States and Europe is lingering and still resonates through its multitude of negative global impacts, but as a culture we thought we 'ended History' in the 1990s. As we now know, our civilisations are as dysfunctional as ever and we are also often not even part of the discussion any longer. For societies that are based on the profound meaning of the individual and that we all have to matter so much, this does not work. I am interested in the poetry of decay and what actually makes us human.
I am currently working on an idea exploring my personal relationship to the large hotel that I live opposite from, built in 1993. I'm fascinated in the architecture itself, but also the significance of the hubris of the 1990s and how it resonates in my own biography.
HORROR VACUI is a non-judgemental film of coming together, about people who are not disadvangted but disregarded, finding meaning in their lives. And it is about the mystical nature of humankind.
I really liked one of the participants who foresaw all the deaths of the 1990s icons: Lady Di, Gianni Versace and also Mother Theresa. He completely understood that it was not true, that he had not actually foreseen their deaths, but he also knew that it was funny because they were all from a different era, but he enjoyed it, he enjoyed also believing it and telling the stories at the same time. I understood a lot at that point.