The one-cut video “The Fight” is choreographically based on a kickboxing fight: greeting the opponent at the beginning, circling and then making contact. Only that a classic opponent is missing here. Michaela Michl, multiple kickboxing world champion from Erfurt, competes against her shadow and thus symbolizes the fight of a person against himself. Not only athletes know the situation of being confronted with doubts and ideas that have to be overcome. Rather, this is an experience that happens to every person over and over again in different ways.
Video 3:30 min
The video work "breathe.in_breathe.out" deals with the relationship between man and nature. Oxygen and water are existentially necessary for humans, making them dependent on the environment. In the video, the increasing dryness on earth is thematized by transforming reflections on the water into torn and dried earth. The paper funnels represent the desperate attempt to replace lost natural processes with technical developments.
This series also includes paintings that can be found under this section.
Video 9:44 min
In the video „drift“ a fragile house made of paper moves across a lake. The lake was created in an open pit mine. Due to the humidity, the paper house looses its solidity and original form during the video. The house stands for whole places that had been destroyed for open pit mining.The water of the lake refers to the floods and inundations that increasingly occur due to climate changes.
The house as a metaphor for the human desire for safety and security can be found in my work in many different ways.
Video 9:12 min
In "pulse", a section of a riverbed can be seen from above. Constant changes through the movement of the water and through light reflections refer to the passing of time. My heartbeat can be heard as a sound. The human body consists of more than 50 percent water. The connection of man with nature is an important theme in my artistic work and is also treated in this video.
run away and stay
Video HD, 2:20 min
The video "run away and stay" shows a lush green summer meadow, which is subject to strong movements due to the wind. The work refers metaphorically to a paradoxical situation: on the one hand, the desire to be firmly rooted in one place and, at the same time, to want to flee.
run away and stay
Video, 23:00 min
The prefabricated buildings on Brühl were erected by the former GDR regime between 1966 and 1968 as a sign of socialism right in the center of Leipzig. At the end of 2007, this prominent ensemble of buildings was demolished after years of discussion. Thus, a testimony to German history was removed and shifted from real existence to collective memory. I recorded the entire, six-day demolition of the third and thus last building in a total of 50 hours. My aim was to follow the disappearance of these contemporary witnesses of a political era that was important for Germany and the world, and to create an artistic memorial to the former residents and their lost memories. The camera shows close-ups of the demolition excavator as it works its way further and further into the interior of the house. Traces of the former residents become visible just before they disappear forever. In the shots, the excavator's head takes on an almost animalistic appearance as it "eats" its way further and further into the house, destroying room after room. In the following years, this sign of socialism is replaced by a structural manifestation of capitalist consumer society in the form of one of Leipzig's largest shopping malls.
In exactly the same period in which the third and last building was demolished 10 years earlier, the work was projected onto the facade of the Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, and thus exactly opposite the former Brühlbuildings, from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10, 2017.
2 channel video installation, 13:38 min
The work nest tries to give the visitor the feeling of being inside the picture, enveloped by the reed in a safe nest. However, this place is not as quiet as it seems to be.The exited cries of wild geese suddenly break the silence and reminds us of an invisible danger. These cries refer to the insecurity that can arise at any moment in life.