Vanuatu

V5/ Black Magic Baby Jesus

Our first photo book & sonic documentary. Explore

V4/ Gaua Island

Stories from a forgotten island in the South Pacific. Explore

V3/ Yasur

Stories from the cargo cults on Tanna Island circling around a grey volcano. Explore

South Pacific Ocean

Open Ocean

A transmedia sailing adventure.

After 3 months of work Noalani finally leaves Whangarei harbour.

What we don’t know: we are headed straught into our first thunderstorm. Explore

Turkey

Nowhere to go

The story of a meeting near the European border. One group will cross the border legally, the other will not. Explore

Iran

Abschied

An audiovisual memory of my grandmother’s funeral told in many layers. Explore

Germany

Nameless, Endless

The visual memory of a new kind of musical gathering. 120 artists from all around the world experimented in the Funkaus in Berlin.

JOURNAL

عدم

Die Geschichte einer Beerdigung. Der kühle Wind streicht über meine schweißnasse Stirn. Der metallische Gesang tost in ohrenbetäubenden Wellen über die Grabeswüste. Klagende Wogen, den Verlust der Mutter und den Schmerz der Hinterbliebenen besingend, verhallen im...

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A DREAM ◊ XVI

5 weeks I spent on an island called GAUA. A wild, strong, spiritual island. It became home. This is a DREAM.

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MEAT ◊ XIV

On a sunny morning the community of Bravet kill a big, white cow to sell the meat. Very colourful meat.

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JOY ◊ XII

On the first day of the new year I find myself sitting on a beautiful dead tree in front of a 120m high waterfall that celebrates a new beginning with me. I feel. I understand.

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Watermusic ◊ X

Endlessly they play the water with their hands, they slap and hit, they play and laugh. All day, in the shadow of the big trees, in the river or the ocean or where the two meat.

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Admiration ◊ IX

Over centuries the idea of a white supremacy has been enforced and manifested through colonialism in the now so called “developing countries”. But these global roles are ancient and wrong. Ideas about people that deserve real admiration for a forgotten strength.

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SKTTRBRAIN ◊ VIII

Domestic violence is a present issue in many countries around the world. In Vanuatu many women, children and animals are subjected to violence on the daily basis. And they stay. They find a way to deal with it, to accept it and to still smile.

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Uncontrolled Anger ◊ VII

Violence, the raw physical force intended to hurt or kill a person or an animal is committed daily, endless times around the world. The cycle of hurt and anger spins and spins. But why do we hurt others? And how can we stop it from spinning?

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AVER ◊ Christmas Songs ◊ VI

My head is full of streams of thoughts about the disappearing island life and cultural genocides. I slowly fade into a deep, dreamful sleep. Responsibility and powerlessness fight their endless game.

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Black Magic ◊ V

After having spent Christmas morning in the Anglican Church of Aver my thoughts are circling around the churches influence on the people here. Somehow I can only see the negative side and it leaves a lingering sadness on my tongue that doesn’t want to vanish. Part two.

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The Christmas Charols of Namasari ◊ IV

Every year around Christmas time the church choirs tour along the main road of the north-east side of Gaua Island. They sing songs in Bislama and the local language about Baby Jesus and god, old english church songs adapted for the islands.

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Baby Jesus ◊ III

Since centuries christian missionaries are traveling to the most rural places in the world to convert heathens into tamely believers. What legacy do 500 years of proselytisation leave behind? A two-part experience on a small island in the South Pacific. Part One.

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Pig Joys (Poem) ◊ II

Pigs traditionally have an important role in Vanuatu’s kastom system. They are one of the few animals that have not been imported by the Europeans. A poem for these wonderful animals.

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full moon christmas ◊ I

Every night the people of Vanuatu indulge in a ritual, they give themselves into the hands of a numbing root that grows up in the mountainous regions. Silently they drink the grey juice and connect with the sprits of the bush, their ancestors.

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The Wilhelm Scream

Enough with goodness and niceness and everything sweet give me salt, give me ash, give me sand in my teeth dirt on my feet blood on my tongue life in my meat.

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Breath.

Slowly the wind is picking up and everyone starts making breakfast of course. As our sails and steering dont break anymore, I feel we are slowly arriving in proper sailing mode. Cruising, reading, working the boat, eating and sleeping. Kat makes oats with dates,...

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HOPE

This is an attempt to capture a glimpse of the beauty that surrounds us every day in this world.

FILM/MOVEMENT

Studies of the art of movement and light.

 2017

ENDLESS, NAMELESS

An exploration of a new kind of music gathering.

2017

Stories from Vanuatu

VOIIAGE003

The third VOIIAGE dispatch comes from Tanna Island and tells the story of an active volcano, a Kastom village and a US soldiers mystical influence on the people.

2016