• Born 1948 in Mülheim-Ruhr; lives and works in Geldern, Germany
  • 1969-1974 Studied art and art history at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf State Art Academy)
  • 1973 Master student K.O.Götz
  • 1975-1977 Scholarship D.A.A.D. Netherlands
  • 1977 Scholarship ‘Ministerie voor Cultuur’ Project: ‘Body language for schizophrenics’.
  • From 1977 freelance artist, art therapist psychiatric clinic Endegeest, lecturer Hogeschool Utrecht, lecturer Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, Institute for applied integral psychology, seminars, workshops
  • 1975-1984 Collaboration with Heiner Holtappels: performances, video works, installations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, USA, Russia, China, Finland, Finland
  • Since 1998 collaboration with Louis Spoelstra: ‘Web-Art’ projects, video works, installations

Publications, Selection

  • “Untersuchungen”, 1980 in collaboration with Heiner Holtappels, The Hague, NL.
  • “Tigermann”, 1980, The Hague, NL, “Infermental”, international video magazines, 1984, Amsterdam, NL.
  • “Art & Therapy, 1983, Phaedon, Amersfoort, NL.
  • “De magnetische Tijd“, 2003, Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL.
  • “30 years of Dutch Videoart”, travelling exposition 7 cities of Russia
  • “A short history of Dutch Video Art”, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
  • Since 1977 articles in international journals, lectures and workshops in Italy, the Netherlands, England and Germany.
  • 1988 In: Fundamentals Of Art Therapy, Shaun McNiff, Charles C Thomas, USA.
  • I992 In: “Kunst und Therapie” Volume 2, Study for the Federal Ministry for Education + Arts, Elizabeth McGlynn/Barbara Putz-Plecko, Vienna, A.
  • 2013 “Die letzte Butterfahrt”, Dutch/German art project, catalogue, NL-D.


  • 2000, Web-art-project in collaboration with Louis Spoelstra
  • 2004 www.lifeside/, Internet project “DRMLNE”, in collaboration with Louis Spoelstra
  • 2005, art medicine project