I prefer to see my work as a long progress. I think the day I die, „that’s it“. That’s it, that’s the end of
my production. And that artificial dead line, superficial dead line …
For me, my work never ends because it can still continue growing in my head. I think it’s a matter of
how you are going to use that. I mean, the thing is still growing.
I think a production sometimes is like … has a physical presence. And sometimes I think of
production as a process. In my work, when I think about the physical aspect, I think theatre wastes a
lot of materials. I mean, when you see a beautiful set, what do you do after the performance? You
destroy and throw it away (laughs). So, I try to avoid to make things on stage and then I get rid, I
throw away them afterwards. I always want to keep them. For example, like this chair, I used that as a
kind of major piece in one of my productions a few years ago. And I think even before I do the
production, I know I am going to keep that chair. (laughs) So, I decide the chair for the production.
Because I don’t want to waste anything. I think we can preserve every little bit in the production and
continue using that. I have used that chair in my other productions as well. I don’t want to hear „hey,
I saw that in your last production“, no. Because for me, doing art or doing productions should be a
I guess a lot of times I experienced failure at a younger age because I am too. . I wanted too much. I
wanted to try too much. I am too greedy. So, usually when that happens it is easy for you to fail
because you are doing more things than you can handle.
Now that I get older, I feel that my work is simpler and simpler. And the other thing is: I have no
intention to do a perfect piece. It makes no sense to me. I think if my work, at the end, has certain
problems arisen or reflects a problem, this is a good thing.
When you are an experienced artist, it is easier to do a so-called piece that … people cannot see or
mistake so easily. But of course, on a conceptual level, it can be another story.
I always accept mistakes. As long as I don’t screw up too big I think it’s alright. I think one can avoid
screwing up too big by using your good instinct or listening to people’s evaluation. These days,
when I do my work, there are one or two people I really trust, I ask for their opinion. Very often it
safeguards the work from failing too badly (laughs) because those people, I respect their opinion and
they are very critically-minded people. And I respect their observation, I respect their comments. And
usually, I will change according to their feedback. So, I, at the end, it will help. My own experience
from the past… Especially when I was younger, I didn’t listen to anybody (laughs) and I got into more