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I was born in Lueneburg, Germany, in 1973, and have lived in London since 1997. I studied history and became a journalist before embarking on the BA drawing course at Camberwell College of Art in autumn 2006 - a life-changing decision. I still work as a journalist for the Guardian.

Disembodied voices; nameless streets.
Spanning video, performance, installation and drawing, my work is concerned with light and space, sound and story-telling. In videos of theatre plays and live performance, notable for their absence of people, the show is stripped bare and relies on disembodied voices and abstract light shapes to tell a story.

Light installations produce ephemeral drawings that play with the viewer’s spatial perception. Inspired by urban, labyrinthine environments, the installations use drawings of endless axonometric staircases screen-printed onto clear sheets of perspex, with light projected through them to create shadow drawings.

By mapping space through light and sound and fragmenting narrative, the work creates a sense of dislocation and unease. The out-of-body experience provided by the Minimalist theatrical performances creates a sculptural space in which the virtual becomes physical.

I am in the process of scaling up the outdoor maps, based on cut-out city streets, in the spirit of Jorge Luis Borges’ legend of an empire whose cartographers ‘struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it’.

The work reflects the ever changing urban landscape. Despite being made of stone and steel, the city is in constant flux. In the map installations the city is transformed into an archaeological site where the network of streets fades into spectral traces. In the crochet drawings, the streets morph into soft crochet that twists and pulls the grid in different directions.

The boundary between fact and fiction, the real and the unreal, is blurred. I am interested in the idea of parallel worlds (see Schrodinger's simultaneously dead-and-alive cat).