Fabrics from Algeria in Munich
This artistic diary accompanies my current research work. It is meant to open a window for Northern Algeria, especially for the people of the Kabylei.
The diary grows with each day and has an open end. The extent to which Algeria meets my life in Munich is to become experimentally apparent here.
Images of Rome, of the eternal city, seem to have fallen out of time. What are the crowds doing there? Are they still up to date? The pictures were taken before the Corona pandemic, and one inwardly begrudges Rome and all the crowded cities further respite from tourist crowds.
Technology has advanced to the point where a heart can continue to beat artificially. The digital collage tries to connect the medical device „Ecmo“ with the body and mind and shows the human body in dependencies of scientific achievements.
The reflection of the city of Kyiv in a photo from 2015 takes on a new meaning in the current political situation. Architecture suggests something stable. By alienating the reflection, she suggests something fragile and the question arises as to what prospect the city will have in 2022.
The collage shows a landscape inspired by the unknown 17th century painter and cartographer Valentin Gappnigg from Austria. The photographs used for the collage are from the book by Windsor Chorlton „Inside the Body“. The question is raised whether an aesthetic approach to the abstract concept of the Anthropocene can be made by interweaving the outside with the inside.
The intervention and use of nature is possible even at heights where agriculture no longer plays a role. Hydropower is an important source of energy in Austria and is endangered by climate change. The photographs show an aesthetic approach
to how human intervention in nature creates new forms and dependencies.
The view of the Pasterze on the Grossglockner massif is also a farewell. The knowledge of glacier melt on the environment is known, but the exact effects are still uncertain. The glacier and its beauty are evident, the disappearance of it inevitable. The photographs want to express an emotional point of view more than a documentation.
The video in continuous loop questions the self-dramatisation in social media
and the desire for happiness and participation through suggested good
humour. The photographed self-portraits are shown in an old computer, at the
artist’s head height. Can technology suggest real feelings of a person or is
there a misunderstanding between appearance and reality?
The question „Where is Mickiewicz?“ is a personified question and wants to ask in general about the place of culture. Where can culture be experienced? Is a cultural understanding of one’s own classical culture also perceptible in everyday life or is it only to be found in museums or in the premises of educational institutions? The question of the Polish poet of Romanticism asks about the place of culture in contemporary Polish society. The short film gives an answer of the the question.