The focus of my work in the last few years has been the relationship between ﬁction and faith. With ﬁction I mean something that can be identiﬁed as a preconceived construction. My motivation in questioning this relationship is to ﬁnd out to what extent the power of ﬁction can be used to reshape reality and how far belief can be replaced with a suspension of disbelief.
I tend to work within the context of projects that can last for an indeﬁnite period and encompass a number of different individual works. I try to ﬁnd a seemingly very simple premise or question as the starting point for these projects and let this premise generate the meaning and form the project will take. So I am constantly trying to ﬁnd the line between deﬁning my context and being deﬁned by it.
In his series “Creative Mythology” Joseph Campbell cites a number of tribes on Papua New Guinea who’s storytellers are not allowed to prematurely stop their stories without providing a defined ending. If they do not end their stories then the door between the fictional world and the real world is left open and the two start to mingle causing all kinds of mayhem. It is this unbalanced grey area that I am looking for in my projects.