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Mona Schulzek

PiB Interview Nº13 | June 2020

Enjoy the #PiBinterview Nº13 in the series »7 Questions for…«, this time with the photographer Mona Schulzek, winner of the »Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2019« with her series »Ottomane«.
(Anm. d. Red.: Dieses Interview gibt es auch hier auf Deutsch zu lesen!)

PiB: Welcome, Mona! Would you please introduce yourself?

Mona Schulzek:
a) inspiration . transformation = artist
b) thoughts ≈ medium
a ÷ b = Mona Schulzek

PiB: In case there is a daily routine in your life, how does it look like?

TaE (+ – , – + , + + , – – ) = idea > exchange > realisation
TaE: Trial and Error

PiB: Which people & events have shaped/influenced you?

ƒ(people): mentors
ƒ(occurrence): forces of nature vs. technology

PiB: What does photography mean to you?

A1: limited possibilities – resistance = maximum yield
A2: metaphorical space ≠ real space
A3: conservation (world)
A4: impulse => discourse

PiB: Which aspect of your photographic practise do you enjoy most?

Σ ecA: photography = sculpture
ecA: extended concept of Art

From the series Ottomane, 2016 © Mona Schulzek

From the series Ottomane, 2016 © Mona Schulzek

PiB: What would you like to change in your surroundings if you had the possibility?

hh < unfailing responsibility (respect × gratitude) = understanding of „Mitwelt“ (human ≙ environment)
hh: human hubris

PiB: Would you want to travel to space?

yes: weightlessness + complete silence + infinity => humility ≠ ego = relativization of significance + regression of egocentricity

Leviathan #7 / Leviathan #4 © Mona Schulzek

Leviathan #7 / Leviathan #4 © Mona Schulzek

PiB: What would you want your tombstone to say?

entropic material

Together we can make God perfect © Mona Schulzek

Together we can make God perfect © Mona Schulzek

PiB: Thank you very much for this interview, Mona!

Editor’s note: The complete series of interviews with all 4 prize winners of the »Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2019« can be found here on PiB: Mona Schulzek, Bastian Thiery, Theodor Barth, Marlene Hoberger.
The application deadline for the Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2020 ends on June 30, 2020.

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