I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art.
But we should also not forget the difference between what first motivated me and the work that is the result.
But I believe above all that I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland.
When, at the end of the 1960s, I became interested in the Nazi era, it was a taboo subject in Germany. No one spoke about it anymore, no more in my house than anywhere else.
The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses.