︎ Linda Schumann
Sculptor and Performance Artist
translated by Peng Wu
In the river
As far as I remember, I always liked to be by myself every once in a while
Letting my thoughts wander
Sometimes I would have hypothetical conversations with myself
I am always with someone
It is quite appealing to do things my way
I allow myself to take a break
From other people
From time to time
What happened recently was neither planned nor a pleasant moment. Unpredictably, a wave of
social desertedness swallowed us and washed away plans, schedules, routines and journeys.
Although I found myself in an initially irritating bubble of rigidity, I started to enjoy my personal freedom to do everything the way I wanted, at the time of my choosing. Finally, I could continue old projects, start new ones, dedicate all my time to one idea and try out some weird concept fragments.
Like a stream that ripples along and makes every twist and meander on its own, I have to be careful not to flow underneath more often. It is nice to be with, to be there for, to take care of oneself. I have to come to the surface again, in order not to get lost in myself.
As far as I remember, I know loneliness
As far as I remember, I always liked solitude