Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? What is your artistic training?
I was born in Germany (Mannheim) and moved to Paris when I was nineteen years old. I studied then at the art school in Paris, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA).
Since you work in several different media how do you conceive of a project? What is your artistic process like?
It seems to me impossible to undertake any artistic endeavour without some political connection. The main interest for me is how history shapes our perception and conditions our view on gender and social stereotypes.
To begin a new work, the Internet is an important source. Often, I start with a keyword and then search through all kinds of documents-old photographs, graphics, press images-all related to recent history and political events. My choice is mainly directed towards images related to ideals or utopian visions of society, as well as the contrary, domination and violence. I manipulate these images in different ways, displacing them into other contexts and other artistic forms. In this way, I reactivate these images and develop a renewed reading of them, which I want to be disturbing for viewers.
The chosen media itself is a source of reflection. Each one of my series is based on different gestures or techniques introduced into the semantic field of the artwork.