STAY INSPIRED with Christine Schulz

A conversation between the Sammlung Goetz and the artist about daily motivation and inspiration


© Christine Schulz/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn

What is your daily motivation, Christine Schulz?

There are actually two forces that motivate me every day. One is the pleasure I get from my work. I take pleasure in my own works. I really enjoy being in my studio, in my old train station in Garbolzum, in my own atmosphere. For example, preparing the video projection of a swimming shark in public space in Bochum. Before that, the shark swam through my studio night after night as a large-scale projection for the film editing. That was quite wonderful! And with that, the other force is also in play, namely the force that comes from outside, e.g. invitations to future projects, etc.

© Christine Schulz/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn

Where do you get your inspiration from during these times?

Inspiration is still stored in the long run. And I like to watch movies a lot, I do a lot of research on the internet, I read, I spend a lot of time in the nature. In winter I've been out in the deep snowy forest a lot, taking photos and making films. My work flow is not interrupted yet. Everything is much more exhausting at the moment, but it goes on and on, even if sometimes slower.

© Christine Schulz/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn

What are you working on now?

There are a few topics that are in the making. My shooting at the zoo is interrupted for now, though, because the ape houses at the zoo are closed. But I have been invited to a group exhibition at Schloss Biesdorf in June, and I am going to do more shoots for that. And most recently: After having worked on the Rosetta mission in 2018, I am currently working on NASA's Voyager expedition, which started in 1977.

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