The video works of this series are a further
research on how human communication works and
which implications may guide to serious
consequences like war, murder, torture all the
evil things that make life a hell. Ok, even a
slight misunderstanding might have less serious
consequences as described. Your girl friend might
leave you by misunderstanding a kiss you exchange
with your collaborator, your wife may kick you out
of your apartment, because you hugged your
neighbor etc. etc. pp..
The first film, which is actually an video
installation, focusses on how uniforms, even
costumes at Mardi Gras - which are eventually a
kind of uniform, too, because the individual is
hidden behind the mask and the cloths, which a
larger group of people wear. All in the same
dress, all with the same mask, all part of a
greater being. In earlier times (some Mardi Gras
groups in the German Southwest are looking back to
a history which is more then 500 years), the
silent majority used to be repressed and Mardi
Gras used to be the only opportunity to mirror the
cruelty to the depressing one percent by the 99
Monsters are everywhere, monsters are us without
Today even smoking is forbidden in this Mardi Gras
groups, because it would betray the individual
between the alike looking, uniformed people
forming a group rather than a assembly of human
beings by denying the characteristics of an
Monsters are economical progress.
Using in the first video work of this series Mardi
Gras footage is the one element of this video
work. By letting a set of balloons crossing the
screen is another, citing the morse alphabet of
the early days of communication technology, the
shorter or longer appearance of balloons in this
work form the title of the work, Leaving a message
the inefficient way.
Without monsters and demons we should stop trying
LEAVING A MESSAGE THE INEFFICIENT WAY (1), single
channel video, 2021, 1min39sec excerpt of
LEAVING A MESSAGE THE INEFFICIENT WAY (2), single
channel video, 2021, 1min15sec of 5min26sec in
Come, let’s play a game, try to solve the riddle.
Decipher the message which is hidden in the video.
The message is encoded in Morse alphabet.
The Morse code is based on long and short signals.
It is an international code to transfer words,
sentences, texts and messages. Each alphabetic
character is encoded in short and long signals. In
our video work balloons are standing for long
signals and aircrafts for short ones.
The Morse Code in alphabetical order:
A .- B -… C -.-. D -.. E . F ..-. G —. H …. I .. J
. - - - K -. - L .-.. M - - N -. O - - - P . - - .
Q - - . - R . - . S … T - U ..- V …- W . - - X
-..- Y -.- - Z - -..
LEAVING A MESSAGE THE INEFFICIENT WAY (4), single
channel video, 2021, 1min32sec of 05min22sec in
OUT OF SIGHT: SURFACE + OCEAN
More then ever the pandemic made us understand how
low our knowledge is about the things we see or do
not see: the surface of earth and ocean, the
universe. NASA, ESA and others made us understand
how planets, red giants, dwarfs, black holes and
debris in our sun system might look like by
putting the information collected into images.
Information taken by ultraviolet, x-ray and warmth
detecting cameras etc. make visible the part of
our world and universe, invisible to our human
In the first place this scientific instruments are
constructed to explore different kind of
information the human perception system is not
made for. In a second step the information must be
made understandable for a human brain, a human
eye. This goal is accessed by translation of the
received information into images in many cases.
Otherwise the signals (and there are only signals,
no movie-like-pictures) would be only understood
by specialised scientist, who are trained to read
the information matrix. And even the specialist
are not specialised enough to understand in every
case every detail.
Moreover the detected informations are as reliable
as the tool that collects the informations. The
tool collecting informations is only as good as
the human brain of the constructor/researcher is
in imaging the unseen and unknown.
The more specialised researchers are, the less
they are able to imagine that there is something
else in a different field, which is issue of other
So this installation is about our
non-understanding, our ignorance, nurtured by
specialists, by our time and ourselves.
The footage for this video installation is altered
stockage of a birthday bouquet given to my last
birthday in 2019, altered by different software in
order to show, how less we know about ourselves,
our surrounding, our world, our planet and
OUT OF SIGHT: SURFACE + OCEAN, single channel
video, 2020, 2min32sec of 15min38sec
2021, @doityourself_art Instagram takeover
OUT OF SIGHT: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORLD
Flower bouquets are an important part of our
culture. You are giving them to every person´s
birthday, and at any other holiday, e.g. easter,
Christmas, Valentine´s day etc..
Flower bouquets harbor an enigma. Every single
branch is expression of the evolutional drive and
every single blossom is what evolution describes
as final outcome. Why should evolution allow
blossoms to exist…? What evolutionary sense do
Flowers in outer space wouldn’t survive, although
Japanese florists tried to send a flower bouquet
to outer space.
Flowers are representing what we are. Flowers are
standing for what we love- even in a pandemic.
Flowers are the future, in case they
survive…Flowers and blossoms are so fragile.
Water is the source of life. We are searching for
water on the moon, on mars, on every planet we are
stranding. If there is water, there used to be
life. On the moon we found water, on the mars
likewise. Water is still essential for flower
bouqouts to survive a short period of time on
earth. They are cut from their roots. If they
don’t get water, they are dead in a minute.
Every flower needs water to survive for a short or
longer period of time. Even cut flowers used in
bouquets. Nevertheless flowers in a bouquet are
dying flowers, even if water allows them to live a
little longer than without.
The paradoxe is that cutting flowers are alive but
at the same moment they are dead. Maybe this is
how the world construction looks like…?
OUT OF SIGHT: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORLD, 4k,
single channel video, 2021, 1m38s excerpt from
THE END OF THE WORLD
The existence of our planet depends on light.
Light that comes from the sun. Solar eruptions
spread small particles to us everyday. Some day,
maybe millions of years from now the sun will turn
into a white dwarf and the energy supply will
stop. That will be the end of the world.
Based on footage, shot during Mardi Gras final
celebration 2018, abstract patterns are produced
to remember the meaning of light to all kind of
THE END OF THE WORLD, single channel video, 2020,