Currently I am working on three projects dealing with the legacy of history:
What is the look and feel of life of a schizophrenic who was sterilized by the Nazis and decided to live in a swamp? What world was lost when the keeper of a very traditional seafarer tavern decided to drown himself in the sea? And how did the trauma of Second World War and the complex question of (national) identity affect not only my grandfather and my father, but me as well? These are questions of my current work.
An even more important question to me is how these stories can be sensibly presented today. I remember what Jonas Mekas recently said at a Berlin lecture. He not only described 'form as resistance' but also filming and poetry as a way of self-defense against all the forces in the world that try to tell us what to think and how to live.
As romantic as it may sound, by doing art I am trying to understand the mystery of life. For me, that mainly means wrestling to make sense of it in a liberating way.