In search of a deep sense of shared belonging and interdependence, my works explore connections among mythology, geography, and the ambiguous intersections of memory and perception. While continuously being fascinated by infinite versions of narration bursting out through the emergences of forms and rhythms that make up the living world. In response, my works in their seemingly fragile materiality are a direct connotation to the gravitational pull of the earth. Where patterns change by repetition in time and space so do memory and perception.
My works often come together in installation predominantly featuring photographs and textiles but also comprising 16mm film, sound recordings, and woven objects made in close collaboration with local weavers around the world.
To me, textiles encapsulate the feeling of being in tune with the universe’s time. Weaving and dyeing with plants resemble the cycles of life very closely while receiving energy from nature. They all demand for a certain amount of time, a specific sequence of events; they require alignment. I think textiles form beautiful connections with which human beings can coincide and connect with each other and all living organisms around us. With a current focus on plants and their interaction with humans.
In my prints I focuses on materiality by experimenting with vintage photographic techniques, such as platinum and carbon printing, through which faraway places can be closely examined in the representation of texture and movement.
Duration is a vital element in my practice on many levels. The number of seconds an emulsion has been exposed to light, the shutter time of the camera, the intervals between recorded sounds: time, duration, and intervals define the medium and the way it is perceived. Duration is vital for the observer, too, as the works reveal their details slowly emerging from the deepest tones.
For my projects, I was fortunate to immerse in biotopes as diverse as the deserts, jungles, and mountains of Tibet, Iran, Japan, Peru, and Mexico, among other places. The smalls communities that have generously host me, showed a profound sensitivity and empathy for the living world. This has left a deep impression on me and my practice. To relate to the world as a place where the (raw) material and the human being are connected and equally important. Where there is no hierarchy of values, both domains are 1 and inseparable’.