$$ik_section$$Content$$This series evolved from a nightime installation called "Oh little star of Bethlehem".
I parked the latest model Mercedes 500 outside of the gallery whilst computer treated images of romantic looking skys were projected from the interior of the car through the star on the bonnet and onto the back wall of the gallery.
Meanwhile a recording of the song "Oh little star of Bethlehem" by the german psychedelic group CAN was playing in a loop on the radio.
The installation lasted one night and I decided afterwards to take my romantic looking german skys and convert them into dust drawing, silkscreened images using my own dirt to reveal the image, which seemed to me an appropriate marriage between the faustian alchemical cloud with the more literal german romantic cliché.
The notion that all German culture has in some way been polluted by the Nazi era is a continuing theme in my work.
$$ik_section$$Summary$$Drawings of romantic looking Skys in my own dirt
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