28.11.2009 until 10.01.2010 Huck-Beifang-Haus Steinfurt
Ittoqqortoormiit, meaning ’big house dwellers’ is a small village on the east coast of Greenland - far away from any other settlement. Today, it has 550 inhabitants. Hunting still provides the main livelihood for the people, about half the families depend on hunting. Musk oxen are hunted all year round on land, seals in winter with nets at ice holes or open patches of water, in summer on ice floes. Traditionally the Inuits’ main food source is meat.
Exhibition Art Club Steinfurt
11.9. until 25.10.2009 Haus Westerhoff Bad Bentheim
Seven artists of the club present their work - photographs, sculptures, acrylic paintings, etchings, lithographs.My contribution is a series of images ’The Colours of Ice’.
5.04. until 10.05.2009 Huck-Beifang-Haus Steinfurt
A rubbish dump and a cemetery with graves decorated with plastic flowers in Greenland, a grapevine in the black volcanic sand at Pico de Fogo (Cape Verde Islands), wind turbines in the flat Münsterland in Germany on a winter morning - my associations with ’flowering" landscapes.
Ice Age - a time out
29.11.2008 until 26.01.2009 Huck-Beifang-Haus Steinfurt
Images from the ice, from Iceland, Greenland and Antarctica...
Visiting the ice - for me this means a time out, a break. These visits question the standard values of our western way of life, they give room to experience a different (less-important) meaning of the human existence, they provide a challenge to re-integrate consciously into vast natural landscapes and natural cycles while at the same time rewarding us with the experience of outstanding beauty and a deep-felt closeness to nature