On my artistic approach
My work focuses on the relationships between the human body
and its psychic and historic environments.
Until the age of twenty I was primarily interested in sounds.
Some of the characteristics of sound are still influential on
my present works. These are mainly the notion of constant change
and the interaction between space and movement.
During my traditional training (intensive figure drawing and figurative
sculpture) at the Munich Art Academy I became increasingly interested
in inner bodily processes and experiences. Even though bodily
perceptions of a site, of an environment are considered marginal,
they seemed to have a considerable impact on my experiences. I
began to use performance, photography and video to explore the
potentials of sites, situations and their influences on the body.
I also began to investigate visual languages for inner bodily
processes such as meditation, disorientation or memory.
My current work focuses on computer based installations that use
site specific movement and sound patterns. I am interested in
counteracting the general trend of the disappearance of place
and space in electronic media by employing these media for immediate,
bodily related experiences; experiences that are created by the
interactions between bodies, places, architecture, history and
memory. Until today my work has remained as nomadic and ephemeral
as the themes it embraces.
> Link toTrans an installation
in Vancouver (Canada) 1997