Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

Experimenting is Teamwork – Interview with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

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“Usually experimenting is teamwork. Even supposing it was not, the work of a single researcher is still collective in that it attempts to disclose the previous findings of the scientific community. The new work is integrated into the debate and at the disposal of everyone from the community who challenges it. At least, that is the ideal, which describes the process at its core – although there may be deviations.

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Stephanie von Becker SAFI

Inside the Time Capsule with Musician SAFI

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“To me, every millimeter of writing on paper contains the potential to develop a story. The main inspiration is a playful approach: to liberate oneself, establish new rules, and to break them again; the passion to play and to create. The happiness is the main inspiration and motivating force. The next step is the aspiration: Where to go? What should it look like?

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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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Sharon Molloy

Everything keeps Evolving – Interview with Sharon Molloy

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AoA: How did you get into art?

Sharon Molloy: It sounds a bit overconfident but I wanted to be an artist since I was a teenager. I grew up in a working-class town in Northern England and there were no artists at all. Nobody went to college really. It was my high school teacher for art who said I could go to college and be an artist.

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Sebastian Heiner

To Act out Oneself – An Interview with Painter Sebastian Heiner

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Born in Berlin, Sebastian Heiner studied at the UdK (Universität der Künste) in his home town. Normally he works and lives in Berlin, where he shares an atelier with the artist Jörn Grothkopp. The Berliner told us as well, that his painting is influenced a lot by his temporary employment abroad. Over several years he held ateliers in Beijing, Shanghai and Bangkok. “I think, a lot broke loose inside of me while I was staying abroad.

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Wolf Jeschonnek

“If you only start looking in a niche, the solutions are not so extensive.” – Interview with Wolf Jeschonnek

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Young, dynamic, international are some of the descriptors that instantly come to mind as soon as you enter the FabLab in Berlin: typical Berlin. Right here one can find the huge potential of a lively FabLab: a random melting pot of people with different backgrounds, ages, interests, and skills. This is a factor that is ignored or created artificially at corporate business incubators.

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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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