My practice revolves around the notion of instructions, repetition and memory. I often use ethno-fiction as an approach to my work. I’m interested in the ambiguity between fiction and documentary, in moments when fiction and reality get obscure. This is explored through video and photography.
I explore how identity and relationships are affected by the way people meet. The traditions that keep us together, as well as the structures we create around them. An exploration of rituals and routines. Through the notion of repetition, I explore how it can create new work and combinations. Within repetition the narrative is allowed to keep unfolding infinite.
I work with the idea of authorship and study the consequence of it either being located within or outside of the work. I’m interested in how it can determine the location of reality. I’m interested in the various interpretations and potentially misunderstandings that can occur when letting go of authorship and asking the viewer to finish the story.
I’m fascinated by preconceived ideas and expectations. I’m interested in the everyday, in the simple, but precise gestures. I look for alternative ways of looking at well-known scenarios, leading them from the usual to the unfamiliar. By looking from a stranger’s point of view I question the mundane and banal, which are experienced in the everyday. When using familiar scenarios from the everyday I build upon the collective memory in order to restage a recognisable event. The conventions of cinema are used to make this even more familiar in the staged setting.
I always build upon an existing relation or establish new personal relationships in order to create work. I’m interested in spontaneous reactions, as well as immediate impressions, and it’s informs the works development.