How do we connect to our surroundings? How do we interact with our environment? How do we perceive spaces? Our senses allow us to perceive our environment, but this perception is always personal, never neutral. We superimpose subjective, mental layers on our surroundings, but are hardly aware of them. One of my concerns is to get in touch with my own subjective layers composed of memmories, emotions, etc. and to expose them in order to confront others with them and trigger contemplation on their own personal perception of spaces.
Even though our senses are pretty fascinating tools, at some point we have to admit they are not as well developed as we would want to. In order to bridge large distances, to be able to zoom in on the tiniest particles, etc. we need extensions we call media. New technologies connect us to the most remote places and enable us to see more of the world that surrounds us. At the same time these innovations have a kind of disturbing and disorientating effect. They don’t just promise to take us to a different location in the real world, they also digitalize our reality creating a kind of parallel world called cyberspace. As the virtual still feels a bit unnatural, it shows us a Symbolic Order under construction and can thus be used to expose the cultural constructedness of our reality. At the same time, as scientists are working on new mains to close the gap between real and virtual categorized under Augmented Reality or Interactive Architecture, artists get the opportunity to use new technologies, try to simulate new possibilities, while at the same time keeping a critical eye on these new advanced tools and their consequences on our perception, consciousness and state of mind.
Even though I am working in different media, being drawings, video and mediated spaces, they are all just telling a different part of the story. But instead of going on and on about all of this, I would invite you to take a look at my projects and let them clear the view.