Manfred on the time of suspension:
"Luckily, I was busy with some sculptures in the time of separation, so I didn't really feel a difference to normality except to even have less time because of homeschooling. I enjoyed the empty streets, the new silence, but I missed playing with my band and meeting friends.
After having made a self-portrait for an online show called „me, myself and I“ for a Vienna based gallery, I started these series of drawings of friends. Nobody is what s/he is without friends. What came out is a psyched-up freestyle version of what remains as a central memory of somebody you know well but can't meet, so that nothing can distract from the essence. To work with kinetic elements gives the opportunity to somehow interact with the person."