The subject of disaster is not distant to me. I grew up in Berlin in the wake of WWII. I played in bombed-out fields, poked my fingers into walls tattooed with bullet holes. In time, some of my generation would both regret and be grateful for our citys destruction, grateful that we didnt grow up under the Nazis. Sad that my aunt now lived on the other side of the wall. That ambivalence still informs my work.
My work explores complex human geographies, the alienation and displacement of cataclysmic and everyday disasters. For me it is important that the eye and hand responds, that the gesture is reactive.
We have arrived at a point in time when production and consumption occur simultaneously. No sooner is a thing brand new, it is used up, disposed, waste. Not just things but places and people too.