Currently I am working on three projects dealing with the legacy of history:
Free State Midpoint examines the question: What is the look and feel of life of a person, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and 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)(&)(male) identity affect not only my grandfather and my father, but me as well?
Besides I have done commissioned work such as a feature documentary about the entertainer Helene Fischer for the ARD, a TV-reportage about a
treasure hunter, a social documentary with young people from the Kreuzberg section of Berlin, music videos, photography and various video projections for modern operas such as Dalibor at Frankfurt Opera, Aschemond at Staatsoper Berlin and the post dramatic theatre collective Monstertruck.
Independently from commissioned work, I am continually working on projects dealing with issues that concern me.
Linking element of my work is the question how stories can be sensibly presented today. I remember what Jonas Mekas 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.