I'm from Nürnberg, Germany, living in the Northwest of Ireland. My work involves both image-making (mostly film & some photography) & writing (short stories). It is the ideas behind a project that structure & guide my process. I often explore everyday worlds, their individual details as much as their broader meanings in a changing global context surrounding ideas of family, relationships, identity, a sense of belonging etc. In my visual work I have also started to look into the theme of kindness (compare video excerpt 'Even if we think we know things', 2012).
My visual work has been shown as part of film festivals (Frameline San Francisco; Belfast Photo Festival; Galway Film Fleadh; Corona Cork Film Festival; Montecatini Mostra Internazionale Del Cortometraggio, Italy; Merlinka Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia; Davis Feminist Film Festival, California; Cinesonika - Celebrating the Soundtrack & others), solo & group exhibitions (Artlink, Fort Dunree, Inishowen; Void, Derry; Context Gallery, Derry; Catalyst Arts, Belfast & others) & academic conferences (Journal of Media Practice Symposium, Bristol; ISEA Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, Belfast; SIEF Congress, Derry & others).
My writing has been published in English & German in numerous anthologies & magazines (e.g. The Stinging Fly, Cuirt Journal, West 47, Macondo - Die Lust am Lesen, LiMa - das Literaturmagazin & others)
I have lectured part-time in the School of Art & Design at University of Ulster since 2001 & am a member of the curatorial board at VOID, Derry. I also work with children sometimes, designing & facilitating workshops in lens-based media and story-telling.
In 2010, I completed a PhD with Visual Practice examining the "Visibilities of Childhood in Moving Image", combining art-based methods with recent discourse from cultural geography, visual anthropology & sociology.