The guiding principle of Thuis, Home, Heimat is the endless stream of photos of refugees that I see on a daily basis. Situations that touch me, a certain posture or face expression form images in my head that I put on scene on location.
I have consciously chosen to work with Western people. By letting Western people figure in my work, I want to bring the refugee problem closer. This is not something that is far away and therefore does not concern us. This can happen to us all.
Being displaced, losing and how you deal with this is a recurring theme in my work. I am interested in the common of emotions. That many experiences are universal, even if you experience them alone, is a comforting thought.