Robert Lippok

My studio is my maze of thoughts and creation. Many ideas never find the exit.

What I do in one sentence: build, destroy, rebuild in all kinds of media.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: because nine to five is just not enough.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: When I do stage and costume design I work with bigger budgets. My installations are usually quite minimal and I never felt that the lack of money was a problem. If I would have endless resources I might build something in the direction of Kandors by Mike Kelley.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): Zora Kreuzer, because of her use of colors. Klara Lewis, because of her unique way of layering sound. Hans Henning Korb, because of how he combines nature and digital imagery. Anushka Chkheidze, because she plays the most beautiful bass lines. Mieko Suzuki, she is my favorite DJ, her sets are so complex.

I am afraid of ghosts, I don’t know why this is. I never met one, I’ve never seen one. Even writing this here gives me a shiver, sheer panic. When we were kids, my brother and I used to make a big ghost doll out of a rubber ball and some clothing as a kind of Gegenzauber. It was very effective. Maybe the two puppets hanging at the wall or my studio are there for the same reason.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: I really don’t care but I definitely don’t want to be buried alive because I might become a ghost myself and that can’t be in anybody’s interest. I would haunt everybody.