Irma Oldenburg 2018
In the documentary Nothing has to be Official (2018) Irma Oldenburg portrays a Dutch rebel who declared himself a sovereign citizen living within a like-minded community. As a 'Tachyon Energy' facilitator he provides clients with alternative energy healing sessions. He supports numerous conspiracy theories believing Donald Trump will protect the world from a corrupt satanic elite. Oldenburg follows the consequences of his self-declared freedom.
Irma Oldenburg [NL] is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. She creates documentaries, short narrative films and video installations. Her work explores the psychology of manipulation and rhetorical structures of storytelling. Recurring themes in her work include the longing for "a bigger other". This other manifests in different forms, e.g. the greater all-knowing spirit, those that follow the advice in self-help books, YouTube gurus who preach to their thousands of followers and company that sells nothing physical but the service of advice. These sources are always paramount to the role of character's she creates of chooses to follow.