‘KALI KALI’ is my most recent body of work. With a documentary approach I am examining the area around the potash salt mountain located at the former inner-German border between Thuringia and Hesse. The so called “Monte Kali” is a salt dump of the local potash salt mining. The by-product of this kind of mining is of no economic use and has been heaped up since 1973. With every hour of mining the mountain is growing by another 900 tons.

The work is not particularly about this case and the various signs of impact the industry has on its surrounding. It’s rather the starting point for my artistic research between documentary photography and art in a post-truth era, connecting and finding correlations.

I am using laboratory equipment and materials in my pictures and display to investigate the relations between scientific facts and visual storytelling.

(Germany, 2021-)