Meere und Sterne (seas and stars)
brings together selected personalities who have gone down in history as explorers, thinkers or storytellers. They all lived before the invention of photography. So it is still impossible to understand what they looked like. Above all, they are representatives of cultural and world-historical facts. The selected personalities are Phyteas, Homer, Leif Erikson, Klaus Störtebecker, Gallileo Gallilei, Thomas Morus, Francis Drake, William Shakespeare, Johannes Keppler, Nicolaus Copernicus, Christopher Columbus, Pocachontas, Vitus Bering, James Cook, Alexander von Humboldt, Fabian von Bellinghausen and Samuel Coleridge. It is a deliberately subjective selection, which in some places overlaps with Western European historiography. The persons have been realised as woodcuts on the basis of historical portraits. The faces have been left blank in order to place in each picture a fiction of their own, mainly from the field of film, from historical, saga and science fiction films. The dream and thought worlds result in strange encounters from which new moments of history develop.