Methods of Art – Archive of Artists Interviews


* 1959 in Düsseldorf/DE, lives and works in Düsseldorf/DE. Mischa Kuball has been working in the public sphere since 1987. He uses light as a medium to explore architectural space as well as social and political discourse in his installations and photographs, reflecting on a whole variety of aspects from socio-cultural structures to architectural interventions, emphasising or reinterpreting their monumental nature and context in architectural history. Public and private space merge into an indistinguishable whole in politically motivated participation projects, providing a platform for communication between the audience, the artist, the work itself and public space. Since 2007 Mischa Kuball is Professor at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and associate professor for media art at Hochschule for Gestaltung/ZKM in Karlsruhe.


The interview was conducted in October 2013 at the artist’s studio in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Interviewed by: Konstanze Schuetze

Filmed and recorded by: Sandra Korintenberg, Paul Barsch, Louisa Genova

Edited by: Paul Barsch

Transcript by: Lea Hoßbach

Translated by: Lisa James, Laura Maschlanka

Produced by: University of Cologne (Cologne), Institut für Kunst&Kunsttheorie