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IAP 04 ~ Luke Swenson

Important artist Luke Swenson says “here is my work, it is about Floundering”
— Luke Swenson
 

 
 
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Am Baltichafen

The aging couples sit as close zu der Felsenklippe wie sie wagen mit ihren übrigen Mut nach years of near fruitless toil, Tag after Tag worin ihre Zuhause immer enger wird und ihre Kinderträume, die schon lange groß gewachsen are withering away under relentlessly clouded skies; die fein gekleideten foreigners with their incomprehensible Sprache, their unfathomable debts und the sand that never stays zwischen ihre Fäuste; die uralten Matrosen am Strand mit puss-filled eyes from 50-year-old fishing Unfälle und zuabschließen da fern accross the purple water am Horizont steht ein riesiges Frachtship fest angled towards the shore on whose unmoving deck mein Patenkind baut Shornsteine aus Gummibärverpackung and learns to hold her breath.

 
 

Ost and West

I still dream about the Revolution aber niemand kümmert themselves um that these days. Der Widerstand ist schlapp und it seems to concern itself with how am besten man sich in der Gesellschaft präsentieren soll. The banners die ich sehe beim Demonstration, schwarz und rot, Anti-Fa, naturally bin ich mit ihnen dagegen aber wofür fight ich. Fascism is bad of course but so viel in dieser Welt in der ich wohne is not good either. I don’t know which Farben meine neue Fahne haben would and what they would stand for, but I werde alt und die Kraft meiner Jugend wastes away just making enough money to get by, aber ich habe noch Bock wild zu sterben für etwas für die future but my call to action still hasn’t come and nachts habe ich keine Lust anymore to even plug in my phone

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Q&A

  1. Summarize your work in one word?
    Floundering

  2. What inspires you to continue making work?
    Misunderstanding others and being misunderstood

  3. What are you currently working on at the moment?

    A German-English blended language, very physical performances, combining art and technology.

  4. Who inspires you most to push your work further?

    I can't point to a single person. Friends who tell me they enjoy my work always push me forward. I don't want to let them down.

  5. If you could say anything to your former self, regarding your art practice, that would help you progress what would it be?
    You won't please everyone, decide who is most important to you and work for the Fahne

lukeswenson105@gmail.com