I work with crazy people. In a place for people that runaway from Psychiatric institutions. People with mental health issues. Some people are more crazy, some are less. Some will throw all the square things they find into the pond in front of the house and some will throw all the toilet brushes in the trees. I don’t know if I am going to work there anymore or not. I’ve been there three years. It’s stressful. 

People do really wierd things, like for example, people throw away the coffee machine because they think it is possessed by something. I was quite impressed the first two or three times, it’s a big machine, but also these people have nothing to do with one another and so it’s very strange that it’s a recurring thing!

Also what I call THE ALUHUTFRAKTION, the people who think that when we are sleeping NASA comes and puts satellites under our skin. The party of the Aluminium Hats. Because if you wear an aluminium hat you wont get spied on by the satellites. Once as a goodbye present I was offered an aluminium hat!
It's a small organisation. It’s in one of the most posh and rich parts of Berlin, a northern suburb, and everybody hates us. There is one patient that every Saturday at 6am exactly will come and try and steal some food and laundry and then run away and run around the streets shouting ‘GESTAPO, GESTAPO, YOU ARE ALL FROM THE GESTAPO’ and all the neighbours are out of their windows going ‘GET YOUR CRAZY PEOPLE BACK INSIDE! WE ARE TRYING TO SLEEP.’

Another guy would always bring flowers. I really liked this guy. He was constantly talking in a rough Berlin accent, and constantly listening to Abba on speakers, the same five songs. We kept saying why don’t you use headphones? And he would say it’s not the same experience, he had to listen on these shitty blue tooths peakers. He was there for 6 months and I can’t listen to Abba to this day. But I always thought bringing flowers was nice then one day I walked adifferent way from the train station to work and I saw that all the flowers in the gardens of the rich people were ripped out… (laughs)”