Greedy Greens and Beasty Buds - Trailer

„Those thorny beasts have stored away a lot of amunition to never fail with their destructive plans. They think of nothing else but to cover the whole planet with roots and branches unless they have killed everything but their own species. Those greens are hell on earth. They will never stop to suffocate your friends and family with pollen and to break their tender bones on slippery autumn leaves. No rate increase will derail this strategy of growth, cause of their existence, the reason for their bad behaviour. They drill like crazy to get the juice out of the ground to fight inflation and feed their greedy branches. They don’t care about the other living beings on this planet, they want to grow at all costs and their strategies to achive the goal are mean and ruthless. Greed is always bigger than fear. Everybody should have a dream - but what if their dream becomes true !

The archetype of the arrogant seedling already tells the story. He seems to be never sleeping, thinking about nothing else than rampant growth. His code of conduct is directly written in his DNA telling him to grasp whatever he can get to build an enormous plant as fast as ever possible to suppress his competitors. They say that you cannot print commodities. But he can. It’s all about coming out on top to suck in all the beautiful sunlight of the day. And to leave less than nothing for the others. He would never reverse course. From the roots to the top he has to built up the required amount of pressure to finally let the beasty buds pop into spring.

These are selfish living beings, derivatives that are weapons of mass destruction and you better dont mess with them. „Le fric, c’est chic !“, but moneys too cheap to compromise them. The vegetable kingdom is a Reich of its own with well secured communication, signs you dont get, strategies that will confuse your simple animal brains and intentions you wont understand until they kill you. It doesnt matter why you are wrong. As soon as you try to fall asleep hairy twigs will creep into your bodys careless openings to breed what your flesh will feed. These images reveal the bad behaviour of those greens that forever will remain a dangerous threat to every brave man. Never enter the kingdom of greens or you will never return home.“

July 2022

KRIEG - The nature of war

„Krieg“ shows the life and death of the Agave plant. Its dramatic appearance is very much concentrated on the mechanical aspects of defense and survival. Coming out of the earth it already stabs in every direction. Then it further grows for many years, establishing even more of its swords for finally reproduce and shortly die thereafter. In its most fundamental aspects the Agave life is similar to ours. Humans would not hesitate to call the Agave plants existence „programmed“ and „determined“. And so are we. Based on the facts of Neurology most of human life runs fully automated. Actually we didn’t take most of what we call our „decisions“.

The archaic creature that we call „Agave“ spends its life being armed like a medieval warrior. Plants cannot choose or change the place of their existence. They have to make the best out of the place they have fallen onto. There they will either defend their lifes or die. They are part of the evolution. Their heavy arming and aggressive gesture is programmed by their genetic code to help them to survive.

This genetic-driven violence, that heatens up the competition among the living beings exists to serve the evolution. Mankind is also part of this mechanism. As far as we know today, it seems that we are nothing more than the hosts of our DNA. It is through us (as the interface between itself and the environment) that our DNA tests its competitiveness, its and our ability to survive as long as possible in different environments that cause different challenges.

The DNA determines not only our body but also our behaviour. This is less about will, it’s more about programming. The system offers no real choice. Because without aggressive behaviour, there would be far less competition, the evolution would rapidly come to its end. This is what lets us identify what our DNA wants us to recognize as our „enemies“. And our „duty“. This is what „Krieg“ is all about.

The narrative of „reasonable“ behaviour is the monologue of mankind. The next global war will challenge our existence. And so will equally the ravage of the planet that until now nurtures us and gives our lungs air to breathe. The freedom of will seems to be the most common of all human illusions. We will never change our behaviour. Because we are not able to do so. Like the Agave plant. Looking like our own behaviour pattern built into Agave flesh.

August 2021