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Rainer Pagel, Germany/uk

Born in Germany in 1948, lives and works in Belfast.

His art comments on belief systems, social events, political developments, absurd ideas and conventions of communication and human interaction. Performance allows him to illustrate how the world we live in changes while we are not looking, and how we then misinterpret what we have not seen, but assume we know intimately and accept as unassailable truth. The key themes of his performances are people’s assumptions, perceptions and beliefs, created without realising that all truths are relative and constructs of our individual minds and the environment in which we have grown up.