The astronaut came into my work during my postgraduation year in 2005/2006, at St. Joost Breda, the Netherlands.
It started with my childhood fantasy to travel into space. I interviewed my parents about my childhood and made a short fiction/documentary about the dream of becoming an astronaut. (Saljoetsilo, 4 min. 2005)
During this project I realised that the astronaut means more to me than just a humanbeing protected by a suit. He is the connection between technology, nature and a longing for travelling into another dimension. But he is also lost, and stuck between the atmospheres.