Meier (1989, East Berlin) is known to bring together personal biographical points and socio-political topics in his artistic practice. The historical period after the collapse of the socialist system is of particular interest to the artist.
In his works with photography, sculpture and video, Meier conveys the effects of the fall of the Berlin wall and he tries to draw lines from the mistakes and omissions of the 90s and 00s in East Germany to the present nationalist populist movements, not only in Germany but also outside. Meier’s work investigates symbols of collective failure and its aesthetics. He is searching for traces of a society seemingly left behind, and along this journey, he finds pictures originating some decades back but that are relevant and politically urgent today more than ever.
Using large black and white photographs, video and sound, as well as sculptural works and an on-site installation developed specifically for the space, 'Diktat' aims to confront the visitor with unconscious perceptions of our present. Starting with a strong interest in places, the artist is questioning the status quo of the conditions and agencies of the social and political structures related to these entities.