Why do you do what you do?
I do what I do because it fulfills me.
How do you work? (What are your source of inspiration and how do you work on them? You have daily practices?)
Nearly everything from any kind of medium can be a source of inspiration for me. I dont have a daily physical practice. When I enter a process I often start an archive, in which I gather videos, photos, gestures and texts. Within this accumulation relations and subtopics crystallize which I order and relink. I would call this collecting and bridging between different materials and medias my practice. Related to my visual art background in the studio I often practice working with objects and the relation between material and human bodies.
For you, what role does the artist have in society today?
It depends a lot on the society I guess. In the privileged western society Im mainly moving in I think the role of the artist can be easily overrated. I wished an artist could have a role as anyone else in society and choose how to use his/her work in relation to society without being privileged neither obliged. In this way the artist decides to work radical political or complete formal or anything in between.
Julian Weber is a choreographer/dancer and visual artist. He studied at HBK Brunswick and Academy of Arts Vienna. 2013 he graduated in dance and choreography at HZT, Berlin. Since then he works intensively on spaces of interaction involving body, material and movement. In the last years he took part in several group-exhibitions, had different residences abroad and developed stage-works and exhibitions. He collaborates with artists like Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz and Tino Segahl and creates his own work on the intersection of visual and performance art. In FORMEN FORMEN (2015 Sophiensäle) he choreographed 5 dancers (among others Meg Stuart, Nik Haffner and Peter Pleyer) who influenced him in his artistic development in interrelation to minimal sculptures. In the tourist he confronted an exhibition setting with an amorphous and mobile stage-situation consisting of dancers and sculptures, with which he won the Berlin Art Prize 2015. Between 2015 and 2016 he studied in the master-program choreography in Amsterdam.