Protest

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The central theme of my body of work concerns itself with the human journey: quest for self- realization, a place in the world and personal identity. I also have a strong passion for magic-realism and allegory and often use these devices to make the impossible – possible, digestible and tangible to the viewer and with the immense power of technology to help illustrate complex concepts, my artistic visions are realized.

Coming from a journalism background, it was a natural progression for me to move into filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, through a nonfictional art form, the documentary. It all started with Fear No Art – An Inquisition (1995) a 5-minute ‘artumentary’ that explored the question, “what happens to an artist whose art work inspires protest?” I documented artist Katarina Thorsen’s journey as she worked through the censorship, penalization from art galleries, the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity and ultimately her own vulnerability.

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23 years have gone by since the initial protest… my curiosity about the different ways life offers us paths to ‘search for one’s bearings’ and how often those paths depend precisely on the specifics of one’s situation has led me to take an unconventional approach to the notion of autobiography and as result, a surprising body of work to draw from.

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