History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history.
History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images.
I grew up in a forest. It's like a room. It's protected. Like a cathedral... it is a place between heaven and earth.
The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses.
If I do something that depresses, it's not because I'm depressed, but because political life and history is depressing.
Not content, but the road the artist takes, is the interesting part.
What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos.
I am against the idea of the end, that everything culminates in paradise or judgment.
I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art.
Because of my Calvinistic upbringing, I was trained to think that what you do has to have a purpose.
Ruins, for me, are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning.
Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.
I believe in empty spaces; they're the most wonderful thing.
But I believe above all that I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland.
Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art.
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