I was invited to create a new piece of work to be presented at the New Cathedral in Linz in 2017. I remembered that Hitler was born in Linz and recalled the story of how he failed to enter art university. If more children had been given a chance, maybe Hitler would have succeeded in the university entrance exam? Maybe the structure of the world and the sad story would have looked differently?
As a child, I burst into tears when I saw Roberto Benigni’s (b. 1952) movie Life Is Beautiful. The story deeply touched me, and I thought maybe there is something I can do to reflect on the narrative of this story: a kid and a father playing a game in a concentration camp through which father gradually lets his kid know of his disappearance.
When we grow up we become braver, the legendary monsters of this world also become more noticeable, and we get caught up in fear of life. How can a pure soul see this world’s operation? I believe that all of us were good as kids.