My work as a journalist is, of course, about being precise, and recording as much as possible. In my art, on the other hand, I work with cross-fading to get the topicality out of the pictures. The exhibition is a journey through thousands of years and yet at the same time highly topical. Here major events such as revolutions are just tiny drops in the ocean of time. Social systems are established and then disestablished again. The same types of people keep making their mark in the most different of places around the world. Art is part of my overall concept. What I hope for most is that people start learning from history.
I very much believe in the potential of virtual reality and try to use it to build a knowledge base. Imagine integrating virtual reality into history books: somebody reads about the Egyptian revolution, puts on VR glasses and suddenly becomes part of the situation, sees the faces and feels what it means to be part of a historical moment. That’s very different from merely reading about something. I want to use this technology to create a collective memory. To create a shared recollection from simple moments.