Lisa Peters

“Each work gives me the possibility to use an individual language” Interview with artist Lisa Peters

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The young artist Lisa Peters studies and works in Berlin. She sends out a dynamic that is also visible in her art – at the moment she is focussing on video and sculpture. Basically it’s not possible to pin her down to one artistic discipline, because she discovers new fields frequently: “I don’t want to be “just” the sculptress or the film-maker. And I think it is great, that each work gives me the possibility to use an individual language.

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“It’s impossible to create resonance at a certain time.” Interview with Sociologist Hartmut Rosa

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Rosa emphasizes that there is neither intention nor it’s possible to call up instantly such a resonance. “It’s impossible to create resonance at a certain time. I think a universal problem is the objective of making things available. My interpretation is that there is always an uncontrolled moment in art, in terms of production as well as of reception. You cannot say tomorrow I’m going to be creative at 2 pm.

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Benjamin Quabeck

When I want to tell a story I have to transfer the story into a certain universe – Interview with director Benjamin Quebec

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This mix of purposefulness, concentration and intuitive flexibility seems to be Benjamin Quabecks formula to break out of established structures. “In principle one moves in a pitched field which one tries to expand in order to create something new. At the moment when I want to tell a story I have to transfer the story into a certain universe. This universe is built up in layers.

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Julian Schwokowsky Glow in the dark

It’s about an inner certainty. Interview with painter Julian Schwokowsky

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Based in Berlin Julian Schwokowsky is an artist who pays special attention to his gut feeling. This approach takes place directly from the beginning of his working process but also throughout: “It’s possible that you have five or six ideas at the same time and they might be likewise great from a rational or functional point of view. But then you will decide just for one of them. It’s about an inner certainty.”

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Michelangelo Creation of Adam

From Experience to Creativity: Interview with Neurobiologist Gerald Huether

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Gerald Hüther is a neurobiologist and author. He studied biology in Leipzig and also received his doctorate there. In 1988, he qualified as a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Göttingen and received the teaching license of Neurobiology. Professor Hüther has published a variety of books, most recently “Etwas mehr Hirn, bitte” (“A little more brainpower, please”), where he sums up his experience and insights into the topics of purpose, individual constructiveness and the love of joint creativity.

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Thomas Sattelberger

I am in charge of the medium and not vice versa – Interview with Thomas Sattelberger

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“Passions and art cannot be standardized. The same is true for the carriers of art and passion. Generally speaking, your network has an extreme range of tolerance and includes the possibility of allowing many people to make themselves heard, and to see value in that. Others can learn from this diversity and variety. Secondly, you address ways of how human beings express themselves that have become submerged. Thus, people who are part of organizations, can rediscover themselves.”

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Carleton E. Watkins Donner Lake, California, c. 1860s.

The most interesting thing is experimental playing: Interview with Professor Michael Brater

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In an interview with Age of Artists, education research expert Michael Brater explains how mistakes cannot exist in the area of arts. He has recognized what artists share as a fundamental attitude: “It does not matter if something happens that I did not intend. The question is how I can deal with it. It is only going to be an error if I cannot handle it.” The most interesting thing is experimental “playing”, says Brater.

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Zohar Fraiman Her Name was Flo

‘Painting is like a dance’ – Interview with painter Zohar Fraiman

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“For painting, you need a few things: you need a lot of guts, you need to be passionate and you also need to be attentive and listening. If you don’t have these guts or this kind of strength in your painting, I feel that things don’t really come through. You need to take it from inside and bring it out. […] What helps me a lot to paint is listening to music.

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