ZEITGUISED – Interview for MinimalMag
We are a studio for cg art and direction. We initially formed in Chicago, had our first commercial studio in London and are now located in Berlin.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE? ANY FAVOURITE MUSIC ARTIST?
Our studio is too diverse to distill one music love, but our work tends to revolve around music and sound that loosely could be described as “experimentally minimal digi-acoustic funk-pop jazz”
TELL US SOMETHING THAT YOU LOVE AND SOMETHING THAT YOU HATE.
We love love and hate hate.
WHAT DOES DESIGN MEAN FOR YOU?
Design for us means to not take the world of images and concepts for granted as we perceive it but to realise alternative parts of it by imagining and engineering to our own fashion.
WHICH ARTIST HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOUR STYLE?
There is probably not one artists that influenced us the most, but a little bit of something by these artists:
Gordon Matta-Clark, Inka Essenhigh, Rachel Whiteread, Daniel K. Sparkes, Oskar Schlemmer, Nagi Noda, Max Ernst, Tom Sachs, Asger Carlsen, Jacques Carelman, Thomas Scheibitz, Anthony Caro, Frieder Nake, Casey Reas, Michael Johansson, Hans Bellmer, Takashi Muarakami, Superstudio, Archigram, Hayao Myazaki, Moebius, Hipgnosis, Frank Nietzsche, Yves Tanguy, Louise Bourgeois, Pierre Clément, Lebbeus Woods… and so many more that should not be forgotten.
WHICH IS THE THING THAT YOU USUALLY FIND EASIER TO DO IN YOUR WORKS?
AND WHAT ABOUT THE HARDER ONE?
The hardest thing is to work with clients who can not communicate a precise image of what they want and at the same time are very insecure about what is good and bad in terms of style, and don’t trust us to do the right thing for them 🙂
We don’t find anything easy other than procrastinating the hard work.