It’s been almost ten years since Janina last bought new clothes. After a year-long trip through Asia in her mid-twenties, she began to question her consumer behavior more and more. As a response, she has since designed works of art by refining discarded items and giving them a new function.
Janina, 33, Fine artist
As a country child growing up in an ecolgically oriented educator’s household among cats, chickens, geese and sheep, Janina has had a special relationship with nature from an early age. In order to “make art,” she left her parents’ home at an early age, learned design, studied psychology, traveled, modeled, worked as a job, and in her late twenties found her calling as an upcycling artist. On the one hand, she works on upcycling sculptures in her small trailer workshop. On the other hand, she recycles insights, experiences, memories and the experiences of everyday life into trenchant texts, which she brings to a wider public as a poetry slammer. Janina lives in a 70s vacation home in the moors that has been recycled into permanent accommodation. She shares it with an animal shelter cat, her friend, his Belgian shepherd dog and six chickens that have been saved from premature slaughter – in other words, they have been basically upcycled.
Shot: May 7 2021 / 19:32:34 /
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