As an artist and politically committed person, my interest lies primarily in the dialogue between cultures. The diversity of people is the wealth of humanity: global give and take enables the greatest possible personal development of the individual. The peace caravan through Africa, CARAVAN, which I initiated and is being prepared under the patronage of the Malian government, serves this goal, in which people from all over the world are looking for solutions for the global, equal distribution of the earth's goods, primarily guaranteed drinking water supplies.
I work as a film and TV actor, as well as an author; I see my artistic work as an extension of my literary work: I create symbols, the archaic form of writing, hieroglyphs.
Hieroglyphs provoke their decipherment. This is what my artistic concept is based on. The viewers of these ideograms, symbols and pictograms reflexively look for words and explanations, which stimulate their imagination to a greater extent than through words or sentences that have already been defined in their meaning: igniting imagination is the first task of art.
Hieroglyphic texts tell stories, record notes, are accounts, dream protocols, hallucinations, lies, fairy tales, floor plans, dialogues, plots, pseudoscientific outpourings, descriptions of landscapes, and much more. They can be read as short stories, fragments, novellas or novels; aphorisms form a special category, which, through their minimalist reduction, encourage meditation and create calm and inner composure. Their greater artistic value compared to literature reduced by their literal meaning lies in the fact that they have a much greater range of interpretation: where one person sees a jumping dog, another sees an old man with a cane.
Comments: "Stimulation for free association, for riddles and unraveling", "signs of status", "like a rebus, not to be mastered without humor and not without reflective thought", "just let the beauty" (of the signs) "come to you ", "not only the eye - also the thoughts jump along", "...in their entirety they represent nothing less than an interactive, universal communication system that is superior to all languages."
Which brings us back to the beginning, with the dialogue between cultures, the political task of art to unite people and make them understand each other's differences.