The collection is titled ‘The 36th of May’, which is my own utopian vision of a society beyond dogmatic tradition, order and rule. It shall serve as an homage to everyone who does not want to follow the ideology we live in, it is a visual record of boundless identities, genders, and ethnicities living in an imaginary peaceful world. The aim was to diminish visual forms of tradition and therefore I referenced artistic movements with similar philosophies, such as the Art Noveau movement in France and Germany. But the main influence was gained from the Austrian ‘Ver Sacrum’ (Sacred Spring) Magazine with a particular focus on the artwork of Alfred Roller. The magazine was part of the Vienna Secession and the artists involved believed in a cosmopolitan and peaceful youth, and therefore aimed for a neutral, harmonious but still meaningful language of forms.