“Let’s focus on planet Earth for now.”
Where are you from?
The Baltic Sea.
Your style in 3 words?
desaturated, concentrated, relational
Your weakness? Your strength?
What makes you different?
I hope nothing.
When did you decide to become an artist?
Well, I don’t remember.
What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?
The fact that I come across texts that I would never read if it wasn’t part of my research — for me, this is fascinating.
A few words about your favourite creation?
My favorite work is often the one I’m working on. Right now it’s my project ‚Weathering’ that I started in 2019 during an artist residency in India. The project deals with the agency of weather/water in the port city of Kochi on the Malabar Coast, which is flanked by the Arabian Sea.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
They are often texts that inspire me. The last good one I read was ‘Enduring Ornament’, a text about rust by Amelia Groom. But also the people in my collective x-embassy influence my work and the way I think. Especially their different approaches to using interviews in the context of artistic research.
Who would you like to work with someday and why?
I would love to collaborate with a materialographer!
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
In the past 6 months, I’ve been transferring my project ‚Weathering’ into the digital space so that I can develop it further. The website’s experimental format evolved from a collaboration with graphic designer Laurens Bauer which was great fun. Throughout this year, I’m continuously interviewing people about the impact that the weather has had on them and their surroundings. My interview subjects come from diverse backgrounds but they all live or work in Kochi. I conduct these interviews together with Jith Joseph, who works for the Kochi Biennale Foundation and who I met during my artist residency there. The stories that we’ve collected and so the intimate reflections on weather phenomena are the starting point for the website www.weatheringwithme.com. The project is accompanied by my ongoing watercolour series ‘Cochin Tides’ which I started during my residency in India.
Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
2021: Where are we going?
We will see.
When the going gets tough…
…try to find some plants.
Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?
I really hope there will be a change of perspective and that we’ll start listening more closely to non-human actors.
What would you do if you could change the World?
I would try to find allies.
If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?
Let’s focus on planet Earth for now.
Tell us about your future plans…
Besides my website project, I’m planning a performative walk in Berlin-Pankow in collaboration with the x-embassy collective. There will be an accompanying publication about our artistic research on art in the urban space around Pankow. It will also include our research on the lives and work of artists and women* who lived through the GDR and the reunification of Germany. We’re waiting impatiently for summer to finally make it happen in real life.
Your city’s favourite spots?
I had a wonderful time at Kurt Lade Klub in Berlin-Pankow last summer.
Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?
You should listen to Bone Collector by Ho99o9 live.
One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“
Stone of course.