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Every individual decision is nothing but coincidence, every artistic decision is coincidence.
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For any further, future projects, I first of all have to step back a little and rethink what the next bigger step could be.
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I always try hard to arrange all media in a way so that it expresses what I want - this is not limited to one medium alone and varies from case to case.
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I am very much in line with my work. Surely, there are things I would want to realize, but for now I mainly have to discuss that with myself.
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I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically.
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I needed a long time to deal with that myself and still it is difficult for people to understand the complexity of the work.
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I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual comprehension and emotional understanding.
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I usually create sounds and have different generators running over it. You know you can open a word-file as a picture or the other way round. I do the same with sounds.
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It is important for me that a certain depth and variety of both exist next to each other. I am very careful not to sacrifice the one for the other.
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It is such a complex matter we live within, it is impossible to track logic and decision making really, so therefore each choice can actually only be seen as coincidence.
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One often thinks that using 2 different things like visual and sound lead to 2 different conclusions - to a different content - but in in my case it is all one.
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Some things can be perfectly expressed by sound alone and images would only be disturbing. Other times, sound would be possible, but visuals are much stronger and closer to what I want to express and then again, they sometimes overlap perfectly.
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Starting off, all options are always open, but as soon as you choose something, you inevitably limit yourself. If you go for B, A is out.
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The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic?
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There is always room for coincidence.
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When I define polarities in my work, I actually create the space between things. I point to the question I am actually interested in, without naming it.
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You cannot always make such big exhibitions, because they consume too much time and energy.
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