Mannheim, Germany, was where I was born and raised â€“ or more or less grew up.
Strange enough, those times the laws were not followed so strictly regarding the age of us Kids. So we could always be found in the back rows of what was called an “erotic film” – which was not to be shown to minors. (No need to worry: from the view of today you would only tend to feel a slight amusement for the “explicit sexuality” that was to be viewed on screen) â€“ We didn`t mind as long as no one cared about us. But I think it were already those early years which had an important impact on my later artistic preferences….