Quarantine Questionnaire #2 Samantha Bohatsch
Inspired by Max Frisch, Marcel Proust and life in isolation
Berlin
22–04–2020
Collaboration by Samantha Bohatsch
Due to the outspread of the coronavirus many performances and readings have been either cancelled or postponed. In order to pay attention to the work of young artists, who are affected by these circumstances, PASSE-AVANT initiated a livestream series on Instagram titled 'Sunday's Stream On', in which artists can perform on our channel. Inspired by questionnaires of Max Frisch, Marcel Proust and life in isolation, we ask all contributing artists to fill out our 'Quarantine Questionnaire'.
For the second episode, Berlin-based artist Samantha Bohatsch did a live reading performance which you can watch here. Read her recommendations and thoughts on the coronacrisis below and scroll down to listen to the beautiful playlist that she created for us.
Samantha Bohatsch, Pallas, 2019, mixed media, fabric, aluminium bar, chains, acrylic on wall, audio (2:51 min), vinyl, risograph, water colour, installation view, Goeben Berlin, Berlin. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Stefan Haehnel
How long have you been in quarantine?
Since March 17th
What do you miss most?
Hugging friends, going to restaurants and clubs
What don't you miss at all?
FOMO
Which music helps you through the day?
Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia (2020)
What was the first song that ever meant something to you?
"Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" by the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflöte“
Samantha Bohatsch, Pallas, 2019, performance documentation, Goeben Berlin, Berlin. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Stefan Haehnel
Which artwork could you devote hours to?
Agnes Martin's Artist Room at Tate Modern, London
What is the best title for an artwork / book / film/album?
When Things Fall Apart – a book by Pema Chödrön published in 1996
What will change after COVID-19?
The way we treat ourselves and others
What will probably always remain as it is?
The sun will rise every day
Samantha Bohatsch, BB, 2020, 2-channel-sound installation, (3:32 min), installation view, 'Body. Gaze. Power.', 2020, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Judit Fruzsina Jesse
Samantha Bohatsch, BB, 2020, 2-channel-sound installation, (3:32 min), installation view, 'Body. Gaze. Power.', 2020, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Judit Fruzsina Jesse
Why should we listen to your playlist?
Because you might like it. A few songs were sent to me by friends. It's like a poetry album in happy-sad.
Which online/virtual website or project do you recommend during quarantine days?
TikTok
Do you have a tip for our daily routines?
If you feel sad or lonely, try a choreo on TikTok. It saved my life during the quarantine.
Samantha Bohatsch, Pallas, 2019, mixed media, fabric, aluminium bar, chains, acrylic on wall, audio (2:51 min), vinyl, risograph, water colour, installation view, Goeben Berlin, Berlin. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Stefan Haehnel
You can find Samantha's isolation playlist here on Spotify – tune in!