Artist Statement →
»A Sea of Being« is a b/w and color photo series on Butoh with the performer Mirjam Morad. Butoh was inspired by German Ausdruckstanz and given shape in postwar Japan, critically addressing cultural shifts. I felt drawn to this form of contemporary dance from the very beginning, searching for ways of re-living, re-embodying memory that is within my boundaries of perception. I understand my work as connected to and inspired by nature, as an attempt to embrace sensuality with all the light and darkness of the soul. Referring to John Cage in his Lectures on Something and Nothing, I equally accept liking and disliking. Butoh taught me through bodily manifestations about the “then” and “now” of Japanese culture and, in spite of all inherent contradictions, the interconnectedness we are all in as one single, breathing entity.