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Question 18: What is your purpose in art-making?

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Well I think that I’ll only know that once I’m dead. Because when I look at my work in retrospect, especially if I connect it with the work my father produced, I think I’m trying to address a particular vision. So his work is more with a vision that includes his family, with his community. But there has been a rupture, I feel I’m less part of a community than they were in that period. My father was active at the end of the Second World War, so it was an age of innocence, it was a time when people were trying to find proof that the war was over. I haven’t gone through something as huge as the Second World War, so that makes a big difference in my work. It’s not something as intense, perhaps, and it gives me a different freedom, because I studied expression at the art school, so I can do almost anything I want. I have no specific goal except for a certain humanity in my art, because I work with the body, so I’d like to express that aspect.