Visual artist, filmmaker. Based in Berlin.
Revolving around concepts of narratives and representation, his work explores the principle of “make believe” and the immersive role of art, cinema and popular culture in the formation of this principle. He creates his work by staging sessions with actors, employing various animation techniques or implementing found footage. The work often relies on digital manipulation – with some projects residing in the stage of post-production for months.
He occasionally makes guest appearances in his own work, clad in a dark blue bath robe, using self-built tools to produce works of art in filmed performances. In February 2011 he was shot and killed during a performance.
The role of fiction in everyday life and processes involved in manufacturing stories was a core theme in his most comprehensive exhibition to date, A man with a plan (2011; MU, Eindhoven), featuring multiple video installations alongside sculpture and painting. Seminal works from this show were Falsified Childhood Memories, Methods of Production and 21:9;16:9;4:3.
He is also known for his commissioned work in graphic-, interior and broadcasting design. Over the last 10 years he has given dozens of lectures and workshops in Germany, the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Tilburg. He regularly provides coaching and tutoring at universities and residency programs and has been a juror at film festivals.