Video Artist / Filmmaker / Porn Producer / Events Organiser / Actor / Model
Since making my first video for a school project in early spring 1989 my best friend’s parents’ production studio I’ve been a lifelong producer and director. I enjoy building long collaborative relationships with other artists and musicians, which has led to creating live events. My work spans many genres of production: video art, music video, live installations, concert video screen backdrops, documentaries, pornography, and live streaming broadcasts. As a small independent director I have made work for many notable people: Billie Ray Martin, Robert Solheim, Ulli Richter, Princessin Hans, Kathy X/Kathy Freeman, Ruby/Leslie Rankine and Pauline Andrès.
I like to ask myself before going into any project, “What will still be interesting to look at 20 years from now?” Experimentation is key, I prefer to forge my own way with what materials I have rather than compare myself to others or try to fit into a mould of current trends. There is a lot of trial and error with this approach but it has granted me a very good understanding of many software and techniques.
Aside from music video, I have been a successful video artist in my own right. During the entire month of December 2012 my 3-part audio-visual sonata, HINAUSGEHEN was projected through the windows of the Jönköping Läns Museum as the opening act to the Internationell Konstfilm Utställning which also featured my collaborative project EIN WUNDER SEIN, a video installation made with Maurus in 2011 about Berliners of all kinds in long-term relationships shown at the Vandalorum Centre for Art and Design.
My work draws inspiration from many places: Arthouse Cinema, Cinema of Transgression, New Media, Web Cam, Paintings, Books, Psychology, Post-Structuralism, Postmodernism, Internet Art, Metaphysics, and Biology just to name a few. In the late 1990’s I picked up on Web Cam technology and began regularly webcamming, also selling self-made music over the internet. In the early 2000’s I began working with DV and nonlinear editing, moving back to analogue hi-8 exclusively after moving to Berlin in 2004. My first mobile videos began in 2008.
From 2006-2008 I served as showrunner, producer and director of the internet-based variety series, ANDERECAST from which the production name, UNBEKANNTES SEKTORFORMAT was born. In partnership with the artist, Maurus this became the basis for CERUSmedia. During that time I released music under two project names: NEVEC RED and THE GERÄUSCHKULISSE SESSIONS. From the end of 2009 to the beginning of 2010 produced the video project, HINAUSGEHEN a 3-part audio-visual sonata documenting the transition from being an American citizen to becoming Stateless to finally becoming a naturalised German citizen.
In 2011 served as producer, director and editor alongside Maurus Knowles for the video art documentary collaboration, EIN WUNDER SEIN (TO BE A MIRACLE). Shortly afterward I visually collaborated with the band, The Opiates (Billie Ray Martin & Robert Solheim) for video works for their live tour, some later became official music videos. Having done video for live music shows I was then inspired to continue exploring the stage as a new space. My work as an event producer began in 2013 with WORDS and DEEP WINTER.
My work has also been at times pornographic. I have been a sex worker since the late 1990’s. During summer of 2014, I participated as part of a group exhibition in Manchester, UK: SIN IN MY HEART showing photo works based on a solo sex session. The exhibition was picked up in London October the same year. In 2015 I produced and directed the video art porn, PANOPTICON which had it’s festival world premiere at the 10th Pornfilmfestival Berlin before traveling to the international festival circuit.
At the beginning of 2016: co-directed with Emre Busse the video documentary, “LANDLORDS – THE ECONOMICS OF S&M APARTMENTS IN BERLIN” which premiered at the Schwules Museum on February 6, 2016 and then later in various festivals around the world.
2016 was largely spent on building and opening an art gallery/bar concept, LUDWIG in Berlin Neukölln. At the end of that year I stepped back into pornography, specifically internet porn and live streaming as producer and actor. In summer 2017, I started a one-year long new media social experiment, ENTER THE PANOPTCON stretching across several different social media platforms.
Currently, after having a break from traditional video production I am now in pre-production for PANOTOPTICON II, the follow-up to my 2015 art porn. I am also producing a series under the umbrella WERKRAUM for my bar LUDWIG, queer burlesque and erotic performance art and events.
Jan 2016 – Current
LUDWIG_ art gallery/bar, co-owner
ENTER THE PANOPTION_new media post documentary, producer, director, actor
Drive Like Steve McQueen_ music video, music by Pauline Andrès director, editor
Landlords – The Economics of S&M Apartments in Berlin_ documentary, Berlin_ director, producer, editor (with Emre Busse)
The Way They Make You Feel_ music video, music by Electrosexual_ director, editor
Birthing Ancestors_ music video art, music by Daan van Kampenhout_ director, editor
Panopticon_ video art porn, music by Ruby_ producer, director, editor
Sad, Sad Song_ music video, music by Merlin Dietrich_ director, editor
Spin (Robert Solheim Mix)_ music video, music by Ruby_ director, editor
City As a Memory_ music video, music by Glass Dancer_ codirector with Han van acoleyen
Deep Winter_ two-hour audio-visual performance event_ producer, director, visual artist
Jolene_ music video, music by Ruby_ director, editor
Runde Sachen_ video art collaboration with Maurus, editor
Tiny Meat Redux_ music video, music by Ruby_ editor, (original music video by Ben Unwin
SIN IN MY HEART_ exhibition, Manchester UK, PEEPSHOW photo works
Barricades_ music video, music by Ruby_ director, editor, camera
Words_ feature length film/performance_ producer, director, writer, editor
Inching Is This Machine Recording? video art based on William S. Burroughs_ director, editor,
Spin music video, music by Ruby_ director, editor, camera
Concrete Flower advertisment for Concrete Flower_ director, editor, camera
Saviour music video, music by Popkissed_ director, editor, camera
The New Evolution music video, music by Princess Superstar_ director, editor, camera
Last Life (Rozio Therapy Mix) music video, music by Ruby_ director, editor
Lush music video, music by Ruby_ director, editor, camera
Highway Landscapes music by Pauline Andrés_ director, editor, camera
Ein Wunder Sein 2013 video installation at Vandalorum Centre for Art and Design (IKFU)
Waiting for Light music video, music by Ruby_ director, editor
Hinausgehen 2012 video installation at Jönköpings Läns Museum, Sweden (IKFU)
Second Skin_ music video, music by Kathy Freeman_ director, editor, camera
Ulli Richter Show Reel video show reel_ director, editor
4-EL_ album_ musician (with Raphaela Gilla)
No Tomorrow music video, music by Kathy X_ director, editor, camera
Dualism I: Exposition video art, music by Ruby_ director, editor, camera
Syv music video, music by Robert Solheim_ director, editor, camera
test-1 video, music by Throbbing Gristle_ director, editor, camera
Dear Jim music video, music by ZeroCrop_ director, editor, camera
Princessin Hans Project 5 videos for live show_ visual artist, director, editor
The Opiates Project 6 videos for live shows_ visual artist, director, editor:
Anatomy of a Plastic Girl
Rainy Days and Saturdays
Oprahs’s Book of the Month Club (part II)
Silent Comes the Nighttime (Again)
Candy Coated Crime
Jalousies and Jealousies
Odi et Amo – Bis_ music video, music by Jóhann Jóhannsson_ director, editor, camera
Ein Wunder sein video art and installation with Maurus_ co-director, co-editor, music
Warm Leatherette_ music video_ director, editor, camera, music
Joey_video art_ director, editor, music
121_ video art_ director, editor
:psa video art_ director, editor
:intro_ video art_ director, editor
Ever music video_ director, editor, music
Uncertain Equinox_ album_ musician (as Nevec Red)
You Work It_ music video_ director, editor, music
Rote music video_ director, editor, music
Nirat_ music video_ director, editor, music
Hinausgehen – An audio-visual sonata video art_ director, editor, camera, music
Geräuschkulisse Session #3 – Tribute to Paul Klee music video_ director, editor, music
I Want to Be Evil_ music video_ director, editor, music
Cm7 music video_director, camera, editor, music
bleg ni_ music video_ director, camera, editor, music
dort_ music video_ director, editor, camera, music
Earliest Simple_ music video_ director, editor, music
Die verrückte Teestunde_ short film_ director, editor
Anderecast_ internet variety show, 200 episodes_ producer, actor, editor
Other People’s Mirrors_ feature-length film_ co-producer, actor, title theme composer