When One Universe Closes, 2017
How did you get into debt?
MFA Art Practice I had to take out several loans
ASYNCHRONOUS EVENT WITH CURIOUS MERCURY, 2016
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I thought I needed to do a master, for the bigger part to at least exist in some curator minds. Now I feel it's holding me back, because it's not easy to create without money. So I have mixed feelings. I've been focusing on working with sketches and 3D, which sometimes feels fake or unfinished, but can also be put forward as an expression of constraint. I’m able to recognize that now. And there’s something positive in being able to overview plans without executing them right away. Mock-up is cost-effective, imaginative and speculative. In the same vein I’m interested in revisiting Arte Povera in light of current events, also in linking it to new media. For instance using the limitations of unpaid versions of 3D scanning software. I think financial inequality is the root of all evil. Almost all other problems derive from it. I'm communist like that. The one percent shouldn't dictate voice. Beggars can be choosers.
WONDEROUS STONE AND SIZE REFERENCE, 2012-13
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, less mock-up, more reality