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Think what you want...

A new work has been created: — QUEER —
Fragile  –  Flexible  –  Sensitive

That's OK, because it hits our current situation perfectly.

It's portable, I can take it with me and set it up somewhere else.

► Invitation to the exhibition

The idea: hands with a video projection

Why did I create this work?

I am concerned with encounters and acceptance, with tolerance, freedom and love.

The work consists of an installation and three video projections. It is intended for an exhibition in a larger room.

It can only be represented approximately online.

Tolerance and encounter
Tolerance and encounter

My Way

The entry into the queer world happened a long time ago, Mid 1970s. I had my Coming-Out when I was 25. It wasn't that easy back then, as it can or could be today.

It required a very conscious effort from me at that time for a decision between to be or not to be.

At the age of 29 I had the most wonderful encounter: Patrick came into my life. One second turned into 31 years. We both would have wished for a lot more.

most wonderful encounter
Wonderful Encounter

What about today?

We are accepted by a large majority as we are. And that's beautiful! However, there are also people who do not like us, which is something like this:

  • You have the right to exist, but don't shout it from the rooftops!
  • We tolerate it, but don't make so much noise!

Such statements are still relatively harmless when you consider that there has been an increase in physical assaults lately being beaten and faced with death threats.

Not to mention politics in countries with persecution, imprisonment or even the death penalty.

  • Homophobia is on the rise again!

It would be so easy to accept other people for who they are!

But you should keep quiet
But you should be silent
Homophobia is on the rise again

Think what you want - we act - now!

I don't want to point at other persons who reject queer people and I also don't want to polemicize in any way. I want to show much more what a tolerant society can look like.

A spur to vigilance, tolerance and charity is more effective and sustainable.

Fine-Art will also show a liberating way here.

I trade
I trade

A little insight

  • The installation as a test in my atelier.
  • Some scenes with the installation in action on Gran Canaria, Spain.
  • Excerpt of an edited video as an art-object.

Since in the exhibition of the work the installation with three video projections is shown simultaneously, only an approximate insight is possible here.

«Action» on Gran Canaria
«Action» on Gran Canaria

View of the installation during construction

Installation wduring construction

Video: First actions on Gran Canaria

Video-Art (excerpt from a video of the projections)