Six Questions

Six Questions: Rachel de Joode

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Rachel de Joode.

Artist Rachel de Joode
Lives in Berlin
Website http://www.racheldejoode.com

How do you describe your own art practice?

My work ranges from hybrid photographic sculptures to bronze works to sculptural ceramics. A central interest of mine is the play between the physical and the virtual world, exploring the relationship between the three dimensional object and its two dimensional representation.

Rachel de Joode - Stacked Sculpture in Nature I & II 2017
inkjet print on dibond, powdered coated steel. 125 x 183 cm
Collectie Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen2017 © Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, © Simon Trel

What was your first experience with art?

As a young girl ballet, as a teenager Nirvana and MTV Alternative Nation (oh music videos!), and I was really into the dada movement (fangirl of the poet Paul van Ostaijen as a teenager). And, Douglas Coupland’s Generation X was very important, I just turned 15 when I read it, it really made a great impact.

Rachel de Joode - Stacked Sculpture I, 2017 (detail)
215 x 84 cm, inkjet print on dibond, powdered coated steel

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

My father’s indestructibility and resilience and my grand father’s resistance.

Rachel de Joode - Installation view of Soft in the Centre @ Photoforum Pasquart, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 2017

What do you need in order to create your work?

Time, solitude, coffee.

Rachel de Joode - Triptych, 2017 (detail)
c-print, mounted, wall print , custom framed

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently writing a script for a short movie about making an artwork. Several actors will play me and play themselves playing me. It will be a subversive short film, a doku-soap, a mockumentary with surreal elements. The point of focus is the thing art (commodity) in relationship to the artist (the body).

Rachel de Joode - Soft Inquiry XI, 2015
Ceramic and archival inkjet print on PVC 39.5 x 25.5 x 12 cm

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

After enjoying a video-piece by Mika Rottenberg in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art last month, I’ve been watching her latest and re-watching her older work and they’re all a true pleasure to watch.
Also, yesterday I saw the dance piece YEW by Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot and it blew me away.

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