Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last two years, we have interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses are funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read.

This month, we feature Lucia Taeubler who is the Assistant Curator Education and Digital and the creative imagination behind our Creativity At Home films. 

What are you reading?
I’ve just finished Marina Abramović’s autobiography Walk Through Walls: A Memoir.

Favourite museum? 
I don’t think I can pin-point one museum to be my favourite. I appreciate the well researched exhibitions at mumok Museum of Modern Art in Vienna or the experience at KunstHausWien which focuses on Friedensreich Hundertwasser and contemporary photography. Outside of Vienna I had great fun exploring the (in2012) newly presented collection of Islamic art at The Met in New York. 

Best performance? 
The most exciting experience in performance I’ve had was at donaufestival Krems which combines contemporary music, technology, performance and digital arts. The duo QUARTO performed their piece Durational Rope in black hoods, face masks and a 1,000m long black rope. I’ve just been blown away of the illusion they created through mutating the rope.

Most treasured possession? 
I received an Art Deco double-medallion which belonged to my great-great-grandmother. Her and my great-great-grandfather’s photographs are in the golden object.  

Work(s) of art that inspire you? 
Austrian artists Egon Schiele and Valie Export which I grew up with looking at. I suppose these artists shaped my career path.

Lightbulb moment? 
For my career definitely Arts Birthday in 2005. I interned at Ö1 Kunstradio and was part of the celebrations to connect radio stations and their listeners live, online and from all over the world. http://kunstradio.at/AB2005/index.php

Guilty pleasure?
Chips at any time of the day.

What would you like to be doing right now?
In times like these, I’m happy to be at home. But somewhere at the sea is always where I’d rather be.