Curator: Dr. Heike Fuhlbruegge
The core of my multidisciplinary practice is the cyclical nature of our existence and genetically transferred knowledge, known as a collective memory. Complex interrelations of a human being with nature and the impact we both have on each other has been the main interest of mine. My previous works were more based on the research of cultural and historical backgrounds and their influences on the formation of one’s identity, how socio-political environments form our perception and understanding of the world, and our role in it.
I perceive and understand the world around me as a continuous, slowly morphing image, where we all form a constitutive element and affect its development. Therefore, immersive video installations are the most suitable forms for me to communicate my ideas and concerns. I build environments with objects that are very tactile and physical and combine them with large scale video projections that encapsulate the spaces entirely. They make the viewers conscious and aware of their physicality and their presence.
These visceral experiences become a catalyst to internalize concerns or ideas that, in most cases, seem alienated or distant, and makes them more “real.”
The gap between reality and created industrial world is growing rapidly with modern understanding of civilization, and as we lose touch with the environment, it is getting harder to realize our potential in it. I think the realization, that we are small particles of the universe is at great importance today. A small, yet crucial part of one big machine, one organism. We are all interconnected and each one of us has a great deal of role to play in the development of the futures evolution.