Q&As

Sound // Resonators: An Interview with Chez Damier

Portrait of Chez Damier by Marie Staggat, courtesy of Mn2s Agency.

Interview by Marc Girardot – in Berlin; Wednesday, Dec. 09, 2015.

After his DJ set at Panorama Bar this past Sunday, the living legend of House music, Chez Damier, accepted to take some time for an interview. The pioneer of dance music has been witness to some of the primordial events that have marked the evolution of electronic culture. His multiple collaborations with renowned artists like…[read on…]

Interview // Glitch and Kitsch with Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

Interview by Alena Sokhan – in Berlin; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is a British-Colombian artist who has been known for his work with 3D printing, his creative methods for circumventing copyright, and in depth explorations of the uses and misuses of technologies. His projects are many and varied- most are infused with a great sense of humor – he…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Frances Stark: On Making a Pedagogical Opera in South Central

Interview by Alison Hugill – in Stockholm; Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.

Last month, the biennial Absolut Art Award was presented to two nominees, one for Art Work and one for Art Writing, at a gala event in Stockholm. In an amusing twist of fate, the award certificates were accidentally printed with the wrong names on the night of the event, unofficially awarding Mark Godfrey the prize for Art Work, and Frances Stark the prize for Art Writing…[read on…]

Performance // An Interview with Darko Dragicevic & Martin Sonderkamp

Interview by Göksu Kunak – in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

These days, the idea of installation even resounds in the field of performance. More than the traditional 2-hour stage production, performances have aimed to capture and remain with us. Audiences have become accustomed to durational pieces like ‘The Artist is Present’ by…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Nafisa Kaptownwala of Lorde Inc

Interview by Celia Wickham – in Berlin; Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

Nafisa Kaptownwala is the multi-talented Toronto based founder of the inclusive modeling agency Lorde Inc, casting only models of colour as a means of fighting against the inherent racism of the fashion industry. Formed out of a frustration with the lack of diversity in fashion…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Siegfried Zielinski

Article by Alena Sokhan – in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

Recently we had a chance to speak with Siegfried Zielinski, a celebrated professor at the University of Art (UdK) and the European Graduate School, who authored over a dozen books, and founded a new field of research – media archaeology. Zielinski is…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev: On Healthy Paranoia

Interview by Nicolas Hausdorf – in Berlin; Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.

If you encounter unknown flying objects in the airspace between Frankfurt/Oder and Belarus these days, distrust your first instincts. Aerial balloons with shiny metallic objects floating into the clouds may be neither timid surveillance attempts by a cash-strapped Russian military, the latest Nato or California-based technology giant project for the conquest of space…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Chto Delat?

Article by Alena Sokhan – in Berlin; Friday, Oct. 09, 2015.

Chto Delat? (What Is To Be Done?) is a collective that was formed in Russia in early 2003, responding to “an urgent need to merge political theory, art, and activism,” as the group explains. On several occasions, the collective has brought to Berlin the intensity of their politics and aesthetics. Last time…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with NON Berlin

Interview by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Tuesday, Oct. 06, 2015.

Contemporary Asian art platform NON Berlin has its based in Mitte, where the growing project space brings together artists, curators, and creatives from across Asia and Europe. Through different projects, discussions, exhibitions and residencies, NON Berlin has managed to connect…[read on…]

INTERSECTIONS // An Interview with Flaneur

Interview by Josie Thaddeus-Johns – in Berlin; Saturday, Oct. 03, 2015.

Flaneur is a magazine that’s not really a magazine. A collection of literary, photographic and artistic ‘fragments’, each issue focuses on a single street in a different city. How does a street become an intersection, a meeting point or physical manifestation of the stories that have happened there?…[read on…]

Interview // Yoshitomo Nara: On Hope and History

Interview by Alena Sokhan – in Berlin; Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2015.

The current exhibition at Johnen Galerie is a well spaced, careful collection of drawings and paintings on wood, cardboard and canvas by the Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. Nara’s work is charismatic and yet elusive in style. He paints large eyed though slightly sinister children…[read on…]