JULIA DEUTSCH

BERLIN

Julia’s writing occupies a realm between poetry and reality, merging into sentimental word plays,  dreamy protagonists, and nuanced narratives.


EDITION I ”YOUTH DISRUPTED BY THE FUTURE”


     



What did you do 13MIN AGO?

I watched 13 reasons why.


How would you define your artistic practice?

Certain thoughts find me, they follow me, they don’t leave me. Whenever I try to ignore them out of convenience, they mock me. Then I turn to them and we hit it off.


What is your survival kit for the creative industry?

Getting to know yourself first is vital – take a long and uncomfortable look into the mirror. Also having a good understanding of people helps to stay out of trouble. And if that fails: run into the fire anyway.


Do you think it its necessary for you as an artist to sell yourself as a brand?

I wish it wasn’t but yes. I - Julia - is shape-shifting, adapting and ever evolving.


What do you think makes a good collaboration?
So much of life is a compromise. Collaborations have the potential of being a very satisfying and exciting one.


Tell us what it is like to be a young artist living  and working in Berlin? What keeps you stimulated?

I love people watching – seeing how they carry themselves and trying to grasp their stories with the limited clues presented. When I don’t do that, I find most of my inspiration in my childhood memories. Living in a big city can be a lot on the nervous system, so quiet moments are cool too for re-calibrating.


As an artist, what do you feel the creative industry is lacking?

The creative industry sometimes feels like a posh country club. If you can’t afford to work as an unpaid intern, you probably won’t ever get an invitation into the creative elite. Transparency, fairness, human decency and kindness need to be reinstated or actively pursued.