Conversations with cultural producers working with or linked to
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Isaac Julien by Chiara Marchini Camia
»In this over-saturated media world that we live in sometimes there’s been a look to video art as representing an ethical position.« [Interview]

Jürgen Klauke im Gespräch mit Andreas F. Beitin
»Die Schönheit des Schrecklichen ist ein nicht unbekannter Begriff« [Interview]

Hans Hemmert im Gespräch mit Thomas Thiel
»Mich interessiert vor allem der Gedanke der Abwesenheit in den Skulpturen.« [Interview]

Olafur Eliasson by Gregor Stehle
»The concept of time is constructed exactly the same way as our perception of space, and in order to attribute to objects their time, we might have to fundamentally rework the idea of time as a construction.« [Interview in English | auf deutsch]

Jonathan Meese im Gespräch mit Heike Borowski
»Mein größtes Ziel ist es, der ERZRITTER HAGEN V. TRONJE zu sein, in seinem Namen Bayreuth zu inszenieren, und dann »A Clockwork Orange II« zu machen,..« [Interview]

Christian Boros im Gespräch mit Silke Immenga und Ralph Melcher
»Der unglaubliche Respekt, den ich gegenüber Selbstreferenzialität und Subjektivität habe, ist für mich, mein ganzes Unternehmerdasein, mein gesamtes soziales Auftreten sehr wichtig und stark beeinflusst von Künstlern. « [Interview]

Gianni Motti by Heike Borowski
»I need to get out and realize also something outside, in order to continue to take part in the big laboratory that is life.« [Interview]

Antoni Muntadas and Mark Wigley
»Over the last years I have been thinking Interview and Interview of the city and certain areas of the city, specific contexts that have been defined by my projects and vice versa (…) Culture is always well in advance of territory« [Interview]

Warren Neidich by Charles Gere
»Neuroaesthetics is a means or a process through which the ideas of mind and brain can be connected in a dynamic way. Neuroaesthetics can perhaps be understood in the Duchampian sense. It is the way that Neuroscience is a readymade, which is recontextualized out from its original context as a scientific based paradigm into one that is aesthetically based.« [Interview]

Wolf Guenter Thiel in conversation with
Xu Zhongmin: »The reality around in Beijing, where I live, is so dramatically changing the urban landscape, that utopia is always already realized before you try to imagine.« [Interview]

BridA art collective by Petra Kaps
»Our artistic analysis is dedicated to issues that society has placed as the foundation of comprehension and evaluation in both scientific or social context« [Interview]

Joseph Nechvatal by Évelyne Rogue
»For me, to make contemporary art, it is necessary to utilize contemporary tools and materials. However, the attraction to the computer - both as form and content for my art - was primarily a result of my working with ideologies of power - specifically the power of the media in shaping our consciousness.« [Interview]

Jean Dubois by Marie-Josée Jean
»The art, even if inviting the spectator to participate or implicating a relational aesthetic, still establishes an asymmetric relation in which the artist plays a privileged if not central part.« [Interview in English | en français ]

Monika Oechsler by Hannelore Paflik-Huber
»A lot of the things in my work have to do with playing games. (…) My approach stresses how we all play games to a certain extent in our social lives. It is thus not only about a theatrical performance within a representation of culture.« [Interview]

Steina Vasulka by Christian Schoen
»Over the years I recognized how much of an Icelander I am and how strong those roots are. It dawned on me slowly that being an Icelander is an incurable disease.« [Interview]

Andreas Broeckmann im Gespräch mit Heike Borowski
»Es gibt ein diffiziles Zusammenwirken der Lebenssituation von KünstlerInnen, medienkünstlerischer Ausbildung an Hochschulen, freien Produktionsmöglichkeiten, Förderungen, Festivals und Ausstellungen, Online-Diskussionsforen und einer (viel zu schwachen) Kunstkritik, die allesamt die Produktion von Kunst mitbestimmen« [Interview]

Gregor Jansen im Gespräch mit Heike Borowski
»Die Medienkunst wird nur wichtig vor und mit dem Hintergrund des klassischen Kunstverständnisses« [Interview]

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