Emilie Bobek

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Emilie Bobek is a Danish sculpture and installation artist who graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy last year. Now she is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark, but works and teaches internationally. Her main material is clay, which she uses to experiment and push the ceramic boundaries, in order to reflect upon the meaning of man-made objects. She is the founder of Artsign, together with the Danish/Icelandic furniture designer Josephine Andredottir. They create in the space between art and design and question what that can be and look like today.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

I think my book taste is quite broad. Most of all I go after well-written books. The last one I read was Valis by Philip K. Dick. A quite strange book, with a bit about language as well. Worth reading if you like conspiracy theories of the universe in a totally different, humoristic and refreshing way.

Most visited blogs, websites? : 

I don't really visit blogs but I use news channels to start my day.

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What apps do you use the most and why?

I think the app I use the most is the app for podcasts, especially documentary radio programs is good for working, no matter what kind.

Whats currently on your playlist?

Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
Higher by Kwamie Liv
Kind of Lonely by Selma Judith
Strong by London Grammar
The Middle by Wet
Apocalypse by Cigarettes After Sex
The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala
Lying has to stop by Soft Hair
The Great Gig In The Sky by Pink Floyd
Dive by Tycho

What records would you recommend to hear?

Dive by Tycho ( The album is amazing for studying )

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Most people forget how good the first movie of Superman is and some have never even seen it. Do that, you won't regret.

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Tove Storch
Olafur Eliasson
Jeppe Hein
Elmgreen & Dragset
Tal R
Sarah Sze
Tony Cragg
Gabriel Orozco
and Rose Eken.

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What are some of your tv top tips right now?

Dark, Millenium, Blackfish and Kill Bill, not that they are all new, but they all are brilliant in their own different way.

Who are you following?


What tools do you use in your work?

Homemade tools are something I like to make before I start making my work. It fulfils the task precisely and makes a more finished result.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

Artweek Cph (DK)
Mistermotley (NL)
SightsUnseen (NY)

What are your favorite gadgets?

I think for me my most important tools are my hands. They are also the body part that I see daily during work, therefore make them look representable with beautiful rings that remind me of specific moments or people in my life.
The rings are made from Danish jewellery designers such as Trine Tuxen, Tina Hjelm and Maria Black


Emilie Bobek
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Artsign by Josephine Andredottir & Emilie Bobek


Portrait image by © Christian Bang
Images by © Christian Bang, Veronika Vidø, Abel Minnee