“I am interested in spaces that exist but aren’t physically encounterable, like reflections in mirrors.”
Who are you? What do you do?
These are quite profound questions. I’d rather answer what I do, which might give an idea of who I am. I am interested in spaces that exist but aren’t physically encounterable, like reflections in mirrors. I am even more interested in jellyfish. Their existence, their means of reproduction, their power to destruction, yet their elegant, mesmerising appearance of sheer nothingness. So, what I do is turn this fascination into research and we shall see where that will lead me to.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Switzerland, but my mother is from South-East Asia, and for some reason my appearance has always triggered Swiss people to point out that I wasn’t one of them.
Your style in 3 words?
Poetic, neat, dark.
Your weakness? Your strength?
Always late. Always able to improvise.
What makes you different?
Different from what?
When did you decide to become an artist?
I just went with the flow.
What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?
It is a constant flow, sometimes it runs fast, sometimes it gets a little stuck, but inspiration is everywhere and every encounter and new information feeds into a new understanding. Everything is connected.
A few words about your favourite creation?
Malevich’s “Black Square”
It is the abstraction of figure and space, yet infinitely deep. A body of work that intertwined intellect and craft.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
I adore strong woman artists, and there are many.
Do you have a vision?
To become a jellyfish.
2017: Where are we going?
Around the sun.
Your city’s favourite spots?
My studio and my studio kitchen’s coffee machine.
Tell us about your future plans…
In September I will start my secound MA degree in Artistic Research. Shoot more analogue film. And I want to define my artistic expression, yet keep challenging myself to remain critical.