2017 The Final First
2013 The Men’s House Time Loop
The Papuans WISHED to see their images – the photographs that had been taken during previous trips and encounters during 2002 and 2006. On one November Sunday in 2013, while waiting for a mass, they held a picnic in front of their photo portraits that had been taken years ago.
2009 – 2010 The Astronauts
This series of photographic portraits of astronauts from 2009 and 2010 is about people with supernatural experiences from space in the natural environment of their homes in Houston
Papuans believe that the eyes of living things that sleep at night travel to the Sky and observe their sleeping bodies. This is why the stars shine. Some members of local tribes also have the ability to travel by smoke to the upper reaches of the world, to the Sky.
Astronauts symbolically manifest the natives’ notions – they were in the Sky and their eyes watched them from there.
2008 Yali Mek Transfer
The fusion of cultures at the sculptural happening: the Papuans WISHED to own their own casting bodies.
Photographic series of the last prehistoric people portrayed in their village,
enhanced by reflections on materials brought from our world.
2006 Crystalline Society
2006 Historical Castings
Following the native´s WISH to see what being an artist meant,
we made castings of the body parts of the last living cannibal chiefs.
2003 Love story
Blood – The Jungle of the Civilisation
2003 Love story
Milk – The Jungle of Nature
2002 Korowai Batu Tribe
2001 – 2002 Yali Mek Tribe
2000 – 2001 New York City + Cities
1997 – 2001 Papua New Guinea + West Papua
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