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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Ludger Bruemmer

„The Moment of Surprise Always Adheres to Creativity.” – Interview with Ludger Bruemmer

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During the interview with Bruemmer it becomes clear, that the aspects of emotionality and sensuousness play a decisive role in his work: “The creative process is not an end in itself and it’s not a purely cognitive activity with contents neither. It is always accompanied by emotions.” Emotions and the question of meaning lead him primarily within his ambition to transport something out into the world.

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Roelof Bakker Michael Atavar

The Unconscious is the Real Magic of Creativity: Interview with Michael Atavar

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Michael Atavar is Artist and Creative Consultant. He works with individuals and businesses, helping to solve professional problems, using creativity as a key. He is the author of four books, most recently ‘Better Magic – How To Have Creative Ideas In 24 Steps’.

Age of Artists: What is the science behind your new book ‘Better Magic’? And what is the real magic?

Michael Atavar: Rationality is important – data is useful, especially in business, but my book takes a different approach and explores the irrational as a source of ideas.

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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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An Impulse in Everyone to Say Something that is Different – Interview with Edgar Schein

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AoA: In one of your papers you came up with six aspects about the role of the arts and artists in an organizational context, and we are particularly interested in the fifth one: the analysis of how the artist is trained and how the artist works. Can you describe what you found there with regards on how artists perform their work and what we can transfer to other disciplines?

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“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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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.

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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.

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