Z: Why does an artist make art? That’s always a pretty interesting question, which after all probably must stay unanswered. Of course an artist tries to create a visual, not a counter-world but a visual world, which serves other possibilities of communication. That is to say, the visual in contrast to the written, read and heard and he tries to establish a tool to understand the world in a different way. That’s what an artist does and that’s what we do as well. But for us it’s a little more restricted as we work in the public space, as mentioned before. But on the other hand it also is more open for us because we work in a group. We thereby enrich our self and hopefully that of others, too. The ultimate goal of course is Inges Idee’s sovereignty over the entire world. But this will be difficult. This will be difficult… Pop – because it’s simply pop. Meaning popular in any sort of way. That’s the background that wasn’t invented by us, by no means. Insofar that our pieces try to get into a conversation and aren’t simply an extension or our studio work (without wanting to deny its validation). But our work, as I said, refers directly to the issue of what is now happening. It’s not simply an extension of the artistic ego. A sculpture by Lüpertz might be something like that. But it can still work! Well, as I said, it’s the same with food. You can’t eat spaghetti all day long and have rice at night, sometimes you have to eat potatoes, too.
H: Artists have, as already said, the urge to express themselves, to comment and actively create something.
H: We met in this sense, it’s the motivation behind our work to simply express ourselves and not to make THE art. We don’t want to confront the world only passively. You could call it that.