The prehistoric man was watching for dangers in the uncontrollable world he lived in.
The modern, western human is protected by the walls of his house and nature seems perfectly under control. The continuous focus on survival has become unnecessary. The modern human invented new things to keep him going. I imagine that contemporary hunting grounds are located in computer games and discotheques. But what happens when the new hunting, which is often related to predictable and decadent activities, is not satisfactory and boredom strikes?
The interaction between boredom and satisfaction is the starting point for my films. The films portray people who feel unfulfilled and scared of the void. They are searching for their perfect other half to become whole again. The characters search for their perfect other half in other people, parties, games, God and fantasies about other places. When they succeed, there is a feeling of completeness.
The characters experience a feeling of ecstasy and make no distinction between themselves and their environment anymore. In these divine moments, hierarchies, time and place no longer exist.
In my films, audiovisual performances, music and collages, I make modern translations of ancient mythologies and mysteries, such as Greek mythology, alchemy, religions and fairytales.
I find universal truth and wisdom in old stories and mix them up with modern life.
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