Much of what Dieter Mammel expresses through his unmistakable visual language—in his paintings, his stage designs and his films—seems to be embarrassingly private, inappropriately intimate. And this is exactly what he is determined to do. The stories and dramas in his life remind us of our own fears, aspirations and fantasies. Anyone wandering through his installations or even sleeping, as in Mammels Traum (Mammel’s Dream), in a Berlin hotel room, feeling like a child in their parents’ gigantic bed, is part of an emotionally turbulent world from which there is no escape.
"Privacy" Kerber Verlag 2009