Culture to a human being is like oxygen, it is invisible and yet so deeply rooted and conditional to existence that it is taken for granted. And yet, it determines the ways that humans think and act on a daily basis. Societies create and develop their own sets of cultural norms, and most groups or individuals feel compelled to follow them because it is an intrinsic part of who they are. Art has the power to challenge these norms and offers the possibility to take a look at them or to explore alternatives by pushing the boundaries of what is imagined to be real and also possible. The role of art at its best may be to open for other ways and to invite us into these unexplored and uncertain territories.
I like to think of art as a form of research, much like scientific research but with a different set of rules. Not based on empirical evidence or even logic, but rather one that defines its own rules and frameworks as it moves forward and develops.
My practice is rooted in photography and I often return to its principals as a point of departure, addressing such notions as time, space or light. In recent projects I have approached the perception of time and I am interested in the ways in which everyday experiences are influenced by it. I also want to know more about the idea of working with natural processes as opposed to working against them (if that is even possible). How do we tackle the fact that we are a part of nature as a whole wether we want it or not? I am very curious about the mechanisms of consciousness, thought and perception in an age where technology is of great influence in how these are formed. I use my work to investigate, to learn and to dig deeper into such questions.