Menno Aden

My studio is my comfort zone… where the magic happens.

What I do in one sentence: I make human traces visible in the things that surround us.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: I can’t pursue a regular job because I have a gap to fill in art history.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: Nothing concrete, probably something installative, multimedia, transmedia, an installation with photography, but also 3d, kinetics, dry ice fog, strobo, sound… still in progress.

Why I do what I do: because someone has to do it.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): At the moment Jon Rafman, Ed Atkins, Ryan Gander, Hito Steyerl, Trevor Paglen, Helen Marten, Magali Reus.

I am afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue.

I know that a piece is finished when it’s too late to make changes.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: Somehow sustainable, ecological, maybe be cremated and ashes into the sea. Or into the Gorleben interim storage facility.