Like Fellini, I flatter myself with memories. I let the narratives seduce me.
I begin to wonder if language or material comes first. The bark I remove flake by flake reveals an underlying network of trails. What I assumed to be meandering wood turns into roots from the family tree. The marble stone grows smaller with each chop. Tools slip and penetrate the skin.Leaves behind the minor jewelry of labor. The wind lifts the witch’s hair from a twig and drops it on the ground. On the trunk, I find a lump of resin, which clicks into place between my ring and middle finger. I carry the world with me. My neighbor tells me that my horse has reappeared. There’s been talk of a third shadow in the paddock. Benjamin wants to have a look, we walk in the dusk. When we reach the port he takes my hand and squeezes
Like the works of a conspiracy theorist, I manipulate and place narratives into alternate realities. Juxtaposing the controllable 3D world with the wild and unruly AI’s. I’m exploring the endless pallet of technology’s new aesthetic with the premise to dissolve the boundaries of traditional mediums. In these modern times of data-driven systems, one doesn't necessarily understand the algorithms directing our societal and social behaviour. To explore this manner, I inform my works with the rich potential of the AI’s nature, to highlight and put the complex biased online behaviour in the limelight. By taking online 4chan-conspiracy theories and threat them as valuable and historical allegories, my works portray in all their irony and humor how an extraterrestrial creature could claim the realness of human kind virtual stories.
What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal. My interest lies in the deep interweaving of mythology and technology. Myths tell the stories about humans, the world and other dimensions through a system of icons, symbols and memories. The same system nurturing the roots of technology. For me this is a wise analogy and method to get a better understanding and fresh perceptions of our mental as physical existence.
I try to build a bridge between our digital era and our remote past.
The Italien philosopher Giorgio Agamben, believe that the past is not something that is closed, but is open. And when you open the grids of the past, you can also find perspectives for our future.
Through my artistic practice, I attempt to address the position of spirituality in contemporary culture. I am fascinated by the power to affect politics and ideology that objects command. I contextualize a wide array of different practices, fields, and disciplines, choosing to not exclusively linger on what has already been considered part of a spiritual practice, but also incorporating automation, digitization, and autobiographical elements. By drawing inspiration from a broad range of influences and distilling these into a coherent discipline, I attempt to imbue energy and meaning into my artistic production.
In addition, my work can further be seen as an investigation into the self—and into myself, to better understand my own position towards these things.