Photographs by Torben Geeck
Over a period of three years, from 2012 to 2014, I accompanied street kids gathering in the middle of Berlin.
Taking part in the everyday life and group rituals I finally gained access to a micro society shaped by the desire to find the family most of these kids never had. The different forms of violence those kids have experienced in their childhood became an inherent component of their own personality. This violence does not necessarily turn against others, but mostly against themselves in form of massive drug abuse or self-destroying behavior like cutting themselves.
Trapped in the experience of being rejected these kids developed an identity strongly affected by refusal against parents, authorities, any own perspective and therefor themselves. This destructive attitude aims in each direction and is reflected in the works title ANTI.