2020 Bilderwege: Artist in Residence La Maison de Barbara, Ayvalık, Türkei
My stay as Artist in Residence in Ayvalik, Maison de Barbara took place under the influence of COVID-19 events. Since I was in a special environment and not at home, I was very intensely aware of what it means not to know what can happen in the very near future. I was prepared to work in a concentrated manner and I was very focused. Since I was making a diary in pictures, I had the idea to put these special circumstances into film. I hadn’t planned that before. I sat in front of the camera and described my situation. I was also affected by the flight stop.I mainly worked on my paintings.
In my film, I reflected on what social changes are necessary, also and especially in view of the human disasters on the European-Asian border. In view of the suffering of many people, especially in the cold of March, April near Lesvos, I wish for peace and more humanity.My painting and my film has the title: „And still it will be spring“.“Und trotzdem wird es Frühling“. Nature moves in the rhythm of becoming and passing away, it copes with the pandemic through renewal..
My concept uses it.