From June to July 2009, I spent three weeks in Berlin inviting street musicians to take part in a performance-based video work, 11 Straßenmusiker spielen „DEM DEUTSCHEN VOLKE“ die Nationalhymne, 2009. Drawing off of the history of the Deutsche Nationalhymne, I wanted to create a conversation about nationalism and German-ness in present day Berlin.
The space of the nightclub is one of the few cultural spaces where imagination and fantasy often run wild. There is a blurring of different conventions in nightclubs, across architecture, definitions of social acceptability, and function. For many, the nightclub serves as a point of entry into an alternate world, providing a location for entertainment, discovery and desire. Nightclubs are transformative spaces, both in terms of population and architectural-historical purpose. More often than not
In "The Merchandise" intentionally cropped portraits showcase muscular models in bluejeans. The five 5.5”x7” images,are individually framed in 11”x14” white matte, and are hung in a set as one artwork.