Due to moving to many different countries, my life has always consisted of fragments, of chapters. Time was fragmented into chapters, each in a different place. Space was fragmented. Because of this background, I have a particular attraction to places that surpass these boundaries of time and space; non-places, such as airports.
My work has grown to be a coping mechanism, a way to order my memories and thoughts, an expression of my constant attempt to understand the different worlds I have been, and am still being, confronted with. Themes such as the falsity of memories, timelessness, nostalgia, confusion, and how these are processed in the brain, are central to my work.
My video work consists of short, often unrelated, fragments, which I constantly reorganize into new experiences. Guided by my own voice, the texts are often fragments as well; abstract, cut up, and taken out of context.
My videos, and often my texts, exist solely as autonomous segments. They are loops or sentences which only become truly meaningful through the process of montage, or in contrast with each other.
The videos are filmed from a diaristic approach, collected over the years, and reassembled in any way but chronological, in order to reconstruct new realities. From abstract, highly zoomed in, unrecognizable images, to panoramic scenes.
In the videos, time and space are dismantled and reconstructed by means of contrast, multiple screens, fast-forwarding, slow-motion, and repetition. Similarly, in the texts, rhythm, repetition, and alliteration play central roles.
My marker drawings are momentary thoughts, one line, scribbled on paper, often only to be thrown away soon after. They too, are a fragment of my thoughts; autonomous images, which only gain true meaning through their existence as part of a series or collection.