Florian Hammerich Lucija Mikas

Empathy through Movement: Interview with Dancer Lucija Mikas

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“First, every movement emerges as a reaction of the emotional life. Contemporary dance is seen as a physical expression of ideas and emotions,” explains Lucija Mikas during the conversation about the origin of her ideas. “I for example see a fig tree, growing out of a stone. This fig tree reminds me of my rootlessness, because I don’t see his roots.

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Helge Steinmann Bomber One

Adding Something to the World – Interview with Graffiti Artist Bomber One

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About courage, “to take the plunge, to go out at night and add something to the world.”

This sentence of course literally contains the process of the artist having the courage to spray a work, mostly outside and in secret. But furthermore it means to have the grit to express yourself in a public space; present ones’ art piece to the world and take advantage of the medium of art, to let everyone know ones’ position.

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Sabine Schaefer Studio TopoPhonien 1992

The Idea of a Spherical Shape of Time – Interview with Sabine Schaefer

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Time: Not line, but sphere

„For me the notion of the ‘spherical shape of time’ includes a non-linear understanding of time that produces contemporaneity for anything. We split past, future and presence. This can be repealed through observation of art. The observer gets lost in observation, listening and perceiving of the art which happens right here and now.”

This form of here and now has also implications for Schaefer’s life scheme as she explains: “Constantly I try to do as less estranging things as possible, especially nothing that could separate life and art.

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Jason Becheey Photo by Ida Zenna

“The Capacity to Organize” – Interview with Jason Beechey

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Age of Artists: How did you become an artist?

Jason Beechey: Well, I don’t really know if you become an artist. I think it’s sort of two things for me: the word artist makes me scared, because I find it’s a word that people can very often misuse or they use it as an excuse for things. I think it is also a very sacred word whereas somebody says “I am an artist”, it makes me feel like “Wow!”.

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Bernard Pras Einstein

Intuition beats Statistics – Interview with Artist Bernard Pras

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At first, an exposition of Bernard Pras only slightly differs from a bric-a-brac store. There are piles of objects and materials that seem to be randomly arranged on the ground such as during a Sunday garage sale. However by looking at each of the parts you realize that they are tied together, ingeniously aligned to draw and replicate a well-known image, but only when seen from a certain perspective.

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Wolfgang Schmiedt

Interview with Wolfgang Schmiedt: “Personally, I definitely subscribe to the notion of autonomy”

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“Improvisational ideas are not so much about building a marvellous house of harmony or creating a melody whose beauty is unsurpassed. At the end of the day, the harmonic and melodic playing only matters to some extent. Rhythmics and form are the essential, defining carriers of energy. How fast do I break off, how long do I stick with a thought. Its the arc of suspense. If this form of energy is jointly conceived, it’s all about for how long you endure it together, when you drive things even higher and louder or faster, whatever the energetic parameters may be, and about how long you can bear it logically, and by conceiving it together.

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