1. What work are you presenting?
CF: I am presenting a series of 3 new works that are the fruit of a research around notions towards possible care and resilience. Human-transformed material together with plants and herbs to create an evolving substance that grows and infiltrates "unatural" bodies. This exchange, or rather, this alliance is constantly effected, materially, by each other and furthermore are potential sites for growth allowing rituals to offer protections. Each work is fragmented, transitioning between organic and artificial to create extension of ideas for future bodies. The series was made as a protective spell called "Nothing new but new moons" to bring collective care against normalcy in the midst of global turmoil.
2. What is your personal approach to your art works?
CF: Intimacy in my work explores the boundaries of the private/public and professional/personal. I'm personally interested in the politics of kinship in the process of making work that highlights an economy of proximity to resist the dominant normative structures and forms of productivity. With the use of sensual material I experiment the relationships between the artworks, performers, and audience to create potential new horizons, a queer space and futurity. Collaborations are crucial to me during the research to invite different perspectives around shared ideas.
3. What is alien to you?
CF: Alien is to me a constructed concept which gather forms of what is seen or felt as unfamiliar. I find in alien a potential opening to new possibilities of knowledge, structures and technologies. I'm interested in alien terms for the space that gives to new scenarios that offer alternatives to what we usually anticipate.
4. How do you change perspective?
CF: By learning how to unlearn my own perspective, not making assumptions and being aware of others.
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Poem 'Emotionberries' by Christopher Füllemann, curtesy of the artist
Research material for 'Nothing new but new moons' by Christopher Füllemann, curtesy of the artist