“Collaboration, on the other hand, means cooperation in which the actors realise that they themselves are being changed in the process and even welcome this change.„ Mark Terkessidis in Kollaboration, suhrkamp, 2015.
For me, art is a practice for entering into dialogue about social, political and historical events as well as an interface where, through/with aesthetic forms, a different way of dealing with given conditions can be tested. As an “interface activist” I work on long-term questions that deal with concepts of democracy and sustainable futures. This includes work on social visions and models of participation (e.g. Cities Exhibition, Birzeit University Museum, Palestine 2012-13; This is Tomorrow, Osnabrück, 2015; Subcontracted Nations, Qattan Foundation, Palestine 2018, and Solidarity Crunch Zones, Villa Massimo, Rome, 2020-21), money (e.g. Left-over Penny Action/Restpfennigaktion, Germany, 1998-2002; Naples, Italy, 2008-2009; Madrid, 2010-2011, Liechtenstein, 2017,) and migration (including ‚the border’, 2020 Berlin; Cartographies (of) a Landscape, 2020 DA Gravenhorst; The Prehistory of Crisis II, Belfast and Dublin, 2009).