An image from Walter Benjamin's writing is the inspiration for this series, titled The Angel of History. In "Thesis on the Philosophy of History", written shortly before his death, Walter Benjamin describes one of Paul Klee's watercolors: Angelus Novus. This small painting, which he owned, portrays an angel. As Benjamin saw it, a wind from paradise has caught the angel's wings and blown it backwards into the future. It looks out on the past, mouth open in astonishment and dismay, at a pile of rubble growing ever larger:
The series comprises digital photo collages and a five-minute animated film.