Growing up on a small farm in the country, I felt detached and an unwanted part of urban life. The (cultural) richness and wealth of city dwellers left me in a diaphragmatic and feeble condition. Not had I seen much of the world to this point - and what I had seen was considered lanky and oafish by the art world. Now, I am exploring if and how art is a tool to render power. I dare to practice art that ignites a class war, in order to heat bond society back together.
The first few years in the graphic design department were good for learning how to get a message from A to B most efficiently. After the basics, I switched to media art to learn more about the quality of a message. Since a picture is faster than words and directly connects content and form, I finished with photography. In my current practice, I combine these different areas with different people. This helps me augment my reality of where we all occur. I want to be penetrated with as many different positions as one can aspirate. A global sponge, an artist of an artist.
I mainly worked with my own body as a model and canvas when I had a serious car accident in 2017. As if by magic, I survived and was in shock and awe at how residue-free life could be removed. I was also overwhelmed by how durable a body is when thrown against a machine. This led to the fact that I changed from classic studio photography (“camera shoots bodies”) into a more non-physical, mixed world - like computer-generated images and the interference of both, for example through the use of CGI backgrounds.
The limit where one's own power ends and that of others begins is a tax-free zone. The digital reproduction of one's own world with the tools of graphics, photography, video and CGI gives an immediate, global form of power that the physical world does not have. I explore the tools of artificial intelligence and large-scale projection mapping and see myself creating an alternative world that will virtually change our physical one. Objectifying harmful things and rotating them in digital space offers the possibility of recognizing their weak points and at the same time controlling the danger.
I grew up with many, many traditions. From a different point of view, these now look very funny: That's where I get my humor. In addition, my father was an engineer and I am interested in mastering new technologies. Swaying Machines is a feminist act in a man-made world. Angela Merkel and Pipilotti Rist are key figures in my artistic vision.