I am a visual artist working on themes of identity, place, memory and place. I use photography and video, stretching from documentary to poetic, semi-abstract imagery. I am a traveller, an explorer, of the outer world - of culture and people, of working worlds and of inner worlds: perception, mind and emotion, longing, memories of times gone by.
New book coming soon: Beyond the Wild
Here is a link to the video about the book on youtube. Infos on crowdsourcing coming up soon.
The photo project “Beyond the Wild” documents my personal getaway experience to the countryside, to my home village in the Blackforest and a small village alongside the Danube. The project started with a question: What is the reality of country life today - beyond glossy magazines with pretty gardens, beyond hearty recipes or farming sim games in the metaverse? Come on a voyage of discovery with me - look at architecture, people, landscapes and the peculiarities of daily life.
This project was part of the dfa editing challenge in December 2022 with Wolfgnag Zurborn and Moritz Neumüller as curators and editors. Check out this link and watch the video on youtube.
Video and Photography: Fuzzy Liaisons
This work aims at the immediate experience, the opening of all five senses without borders: touch, smell, sound, taste and visual. I follow my visual intuition, dive into the microcosm of daily life – for example on flower and food close-ups, on what is accessible to me directly. I expose these in natural or staged settings, in natural and artificial light. I create an augmented reality of different microcosms, letting in the dreamy and surreal and uncanny. My kitchen turns into a magic laboratory and I document my lab processes with the camera. I bring out colours that have symbolic meaning to me, the sensual red of wild strawberries, a psychedelic blue, an overnatural green, a mystical violet.
As humans, we have the ability to push the boundaries, to augment our existing reality or dream up new worlds. At the same time, we remain a part of nature and our senses are subject to the processes of life, This work reminds us that we are always subject to the processes of life, death and rebirth, in an ever repeating circle.
Book Project: False Moons
This series plays with the light, the imagery you can realise by means of light. In my dreams, the number and type of images of the moons are growing. The moon comes in all colours, green, rose, turquoise, white or pink. It is clouded, overgrown with plants, an almost tangible earthly object. Yet it remains an erratic fantasy, a straying illusion. Light creates new luring moons, false at second sight. The light and shapes play tricks on our senses, it is impossible to distinguish a real and an artifical moon, an image from the reality.