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© Sissy Schneider, waiting for the train at night, 2018, Sissy Schneider

© Sissy Schneider, waiting for the train at night, 2018, Sissy Schneider

“…highly sensitive, highly sensitive…”

Name

Sissy Schneider (This is my real name, not a short version for Elisabeth)

Profession

Visual Artist 

Website

sissyschneider.de

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© Sissy Schneider

Who are you? What do you do?

I am a visual artist, working with different media as photography, drawing, painting, textile and sculptural material. I am exploring possible symbiotic relationships between them aswell.

Where are you from?

Cologne

Your style in 3 words?

logic-magic-material 

Your weakness? Your strength?

highly sensitive, highly sensitive 

© Sissy Schneider, 100 mal geben und nehmen, 2018, Sissy Schneider

© Sissy Schneider, 100 mal geben und nehmen, 2018, Sissy Schneider

What makes you different?

Different from what? 

When did you decide to become an artist?

As a little child I wished to become an artist and I became one by not stopping to do the work. 

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

After giving birth to a new work, i feel strangely separate towards it. My favorite part of creation is the idea-twisting, material-manipulating, intuition-following, research-dream-state. 

© Sissy Schneider, Vermutung fuer dieses Bild (Detail), 2018, Sissy Schneider

© Sissy Schneider, Vermutung fuer dieses Bild (Detail), 2018, Sissy Schneider

A few words about your favourite creation?

The clash of hard purposed work and seemingly magical intuitive manifestations… 

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

Thomas Albdorf, Rimma Arslanov, Joseph Beuys, Richard Billingham, Louise Bourgeois, Lucas Blalock, Susanne Britz, Thomas Demand, Richard Diebenkorn, Jean Dubuffet, Tracey Emin, Vali Export, Rebecca Horn, William Kentridge, Edward Kienholz, Jürgen Klauke, Carolina Kreusch, Annette Messager, Robert Motherwell, Katja Novistkova, Yoko Ono, Cornelia Parker, Peter Piller, Robert Rauschenberg, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Schmitten, Gedi Sibony, Amely Spötzl, Sophie Thun, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Angelika Trojnarski, Cy Twombly, Anna Vogel, Jorinde Voigt, Jeff Wall, Hannah Wilke, Joel Peter Witkin, Adolf Wölfli, Rose Wylie, Sati Zech, (…), 

© Sissy Schneider, Vermutung fuer dieses Bild, 2018, Sissy Schneider

© Sissy Schneider, Vermutung fuer dieses Bild, 2018, Sissy Schneider

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

Working …on the digital reflex and digital fossils.

on post photographic conditions.

on the indexicality of things. 

Finish the sentence „More important than my career are…“

my loved ones. 

2019: Where are we going?

Right to the core. 

When the going gets tough…

a) depression

sleep, nap, talk to my mom, listen to all the episodes of „die drei ???“, hugging animals, staring at a white wall, visit my family, writing, sleeping again, eating chocolate, reading, drawing, watching stupid youtube videos to get distracted, overthinking, becoming a hermit

 b) overwhelmed / stressed out by work

sleep, coffee, talk to my mom, make lists, check my calendar, writing emails, listen to all the episodes of „die drei ???“, becoming a hermit, eat crappy stuff, overthinking, nervous laying awake at night 

Your city’s favourite spots?

Decksteiner Weiher

© Sissy Schneider, waiting for the train at night2, 2018, Sissy Schneider

© Sissy Schneider, waiting for the train at night2, 2018, Sissy Schneider

Do you have a vision?

Ask the unconscious.

What would you do if you could change the World?

We do that each day!

Tell us about your future plans…

Different stages of future: traveling to Georgia and Japan, exhibit my current work, create tons of new work, exhibit the new work, finishing my arts-degree, maybe starting a PhD program, making money with what I love, being with the people I love.

© Sissy Schneider, waiting for the train at night (detail), 2018, Sissy Schneider

© Sissy Schneider, waiting for the train at night (detail), 2018, Sissy Schneider

Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?

BuM BA zAckA . BuM BA zAckA . TwEep TwEep . BuM BA zAckA .

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