In my work someone will hardly find any direct straight to the point statements about global political, environmental and socially critical issues. Neither in my video nor photography , performance and installations work. There was a time were I did that for a while. It was my first years after art school. I stop with it abruptly and I never returned of working this way. Because I came to the conclusion it wouldn’t work for me. My work would look clumsy, wanted and force. There are artists which have the ability to visualized global issues and problems in a very good direct open statement. But I don’t want to put myself into the row of artists who can’t.
Therefore I never put my work under the label of political art, socially critic art , gender issues, environmental or activism. Neither I add statements or explanation to my work stating …this is political art, socially critical art and so on… More important I do not have and I do not want to follow the mainstreams and trending political correctness. That is not my role as an artist.
Before I start to hold a mirror in front of the audience or society , I have to look first at myself in the mirror. It’s easy to point with the finger to other and make myself think I am standing on the good site with all the real truth.
For to tackle those issues my oeuvre became introvert, metaphoric and using symbols rather then using a direct open approach