Wiebke Maria Wachmann

My studio is my refuge from too much reality.

What I do in one sentence: In search of sublime worlds, I build room installations and dioramas – nearly everything is covered in layers of white to avoid distractions and illuminated with blinding light to fade real effects.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: Building a world into the world is job enough.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: All my room installations set up permanently in one place.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): Michael Borremans for touching my soul, Gregor Schneider for Haus Ur, Stefanie Hillich for enlightening my mind by painting strange, complex situations with very few brush marks, Andrei Tarkovsky for telling stories by creating disturbing, poetic atmospheres, Lee Bul for leaving me inspired, and my son for reminding me that less is more.

I am afraid of Narrow minds, stagnation.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: No words, please – I would like to have one of my light installations on my grave.