Christian Y. Schmidt

My studio is not my studio. Just my flat. In Berlin and in Beijing.

What I do in one sentence: Writing from a different angle. Sometimes also from the other side.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: Too stupid or too clever. I still have to find out.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: My next excellent novel.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): Andreas Ammer – favorite street photographer and Facebook-friend. Frederik Foert – One of the few artists I know personally. I like to know people personally. Katharina Greve – Best German cartoonist. I know her personally. Elias Hauck – Most underrated German singer-songwriter at the moment. Never met him. David Lynch – Fire walks with him. Met him once at the Black lodge. ReTros – Favorite Chinese post-punk band. Can’t get enough of them.

I am afraid of all the diseases I already imagined to have.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: “On my way to the next level”