My work, all of it, from music to video to installations to texts and so on, is an (always implicit, occassionally explicit) attempt to answer a question posed by environmentalist author Derrick Jensen: "What are sane and appropriate responses to insanely destructive behavior?" Or this question, from architect/designer William McDonough: "How do we love all of the children of all of the species for all time?" It is a reply to the call to arms of Albert Camus: "Create dangerously" or of Martin Luther King: "The world is in dire need of creative extremists." It is a recognition of the extraordinary danger industrial civilization poses to the natural world, and a reaction to this danger, spoken in a language the people destroying the planet cannot speak.
Afbeelding: Robert-Jan Verhagen
Keir Neuringer, photo Robert-Jan Verhagen
Photo by Robert-Jan Verhagen