Self-taught filmmaker and artist Ralf Schmerberg manifested an unconventional stance from a young age and has since consistently always gone his own way. His photography, films and multifaceted live art projects offer unexpected portraits of the zeitgeist, while the personal photo diary he has been keeping for the past two decades constitutes an evolving autobiographical record.
Over the course of his career, Schmerberg has increasingly invested his creative enthusiasm into mobilizing large groups of people into modern forms of participatory art events that combine social exchange and action. Projects like dropping knowledge or The Table of Free Voices, or films like Problema or Poem for instance all opened up a large-scale dialogue and sustained reflection.
He has won several Lions in Cannes and was nominated for an Emmy with his Nike commercial „Bottled Courage“.