AS IS | Katja Loher

Artist

From Zürich, Switzerland

Based in New York, Milano, and Menorca


Katja likes to call herself an "Architect of Dreams". Her work consists of multimedia works which combine technology with the organic. She draws inspiration from the environment, namely bees and their hive mind and connection to the landscape.



A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?


K: Ever since I entered the Art Academy I have never stopped creating. I practice the art of life. If we listen, art grows out of us. My productions are orchestrated through organic processes of collaborative actions. Art allows us to act as instruments of awareness and agents of sustainable change.

A: What inspires you the most?


K: My inspiration comes from the trembling of a leaf or the movement of the universe. I find inspirations in nature, in cities, in conversations - it’s often in spaces in between, intersections of realities, where, when least expected, a rainbow appears.

A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?


K: I came up with a life philosophy to be the master of my time and I have as much as I need to create the architecture of dreams in bliss. Also I practice a lot, especially in the morning after waking up: Breath meditation journey, yoga, swimming. It supports and inspires my mind and creative processes.

A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (whether artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?


K: First create dreams without limits, then find ways to manifest them.

A: What are your three favourite moments related to art?


K: Spending Art Days with friends at Biennials, art fairs or festivals, where we can focus from morning to night on seeing art in all kinds of spaces. Bird’s-eye-view shootings in green screen studios. Making glass at the hot glass studio.



A: The best angle to look at art is from...?


K: ...a bird’s eye view?

A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is ...?


K: "Which dream would you like to manifest?"

A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?


K: The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel.

A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?


K: Empathy versus Ego.

A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art):


K: Ask the bees, why they have not forgotten how to love. Bees have a special connection to the source as part of a symbiotic system helping beauty and diversity to flourish. They are the bridge between the macrocosm and the microcosm. There is one heart that connects all, a hive mind.



Thank you!


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