How did you get into debt?
MFA Art Practice I had to take out several loans
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I thought I needed to do a master, for the big 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 about this choice. Especially because I might drop out... I've been focusing more on working with sketches and 3D, which sometimes feels fake, but it has also brought me something positive to be able to overview my plans without executing them right away. Instead of just going from project to project, taking time see what's underneath. Also, the 3D aspect and working with a 3D environment helped me to conceptualize issues that were harder for me to grasp, for instance our ambiguity in relating to space. We have no fixed origin. In 3D space there is no floor, unless you define one, stressing that the point of reference always has to be set. Plus, I see humour in referring to Arte Povera in light of economic decline. I think financial inequality is the root to 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.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, less mock-up, more reality