Interview Oliver Groene, Artist, Berlin Where are you living? Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg/Pankow How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering) 48 What inspires you? Good painting as a painter, good music as a musician. Where “good” means that within the respective structure, I can recognize a consciousness of the means and history of the medium and a will to overcome that state of consciousness. Tell me about what you do? I work as a painter and as a musician. Both as “workers” in the above sense. What’s the structure of a typical day like for you? As an artist, I take the liberty of not having a regular day (that’s why I’m an artist in a subversive sense), as a human being I have to plan the day very well: getting up, doing human things, then being an artist, having the work to do. What are some of your favourite sources for information? Everything that my brain can grasp, be it digital or analog. How does social media influence your life? It is a gratification of vanity (which is an inherent part of my vocation), unfortunately only for a few moments.