carne vale
2008 – 2009

These selected photographs from my early works show my raw fascination for the inexplicable life on this planet as a human being and deliberately, yet in a playful manner, evoke the question: has this gone too far?

farewell to meat – carne vale
literally translated means “no meat” from the Latin (carne=meat, vale=remove/eliminate)


Carnival typically involves a public celebration combining some elements of a circus, masks, and a public street party. Excessive consumption of alcohol, meat, and other foods is extremely common. Other common features of carnival include mock battles such as food fights; social satire and mockery of authorities; the grotesque body displaying exaggerated features especially large noses, bellies, mouths, and phalli or elements of animal bodies; abusive language and degrading acts; depictions of disease and gleeful death; and a general reversal of everyday rules and norms.

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sweet sixteen Miss P. (1, 2)
2009 digital photomontage 38x25cm
a pig’s head, two models and a wig
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Miss Piggy’s Happy Meal (1, 2)
2008 digital photomontage 13x18cm 

RIP Paula
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anacrotic pulse
2008 photo 25x18cm
two hearts sewn together

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give me my peace of mind
2008 digital photomontage 25x18cm