Antonia Luxem

What’s your background?

I was lucky to live in many different countries around the world, and have therefore spent the majority of my life as a traveller and explorer. Before inspiring me and teaching me to become an artist, London gave me an education in human rights and environmental law.

What influences you artistically?

I read and listen to a great deal of music. These two art forms really help me switch off and explore new dimensions.

How do you start a new work?

I’m usually reading something on a particular subject-matter, like a book or an essay, and then new ideas and possibilities start mushrooming and I start writing.

What are you working on right now?

I’ve been working on my next film for over a year now, which I’ll be shooting with an amazing crew at the end of February. It’s a really exciting new project that’s taking my work in a slightly new direction. It’s about the dreamlike journey of a queer woman through a strange universe where she encounters a number of puzzling characters, who are kind of archetypes of our society. The confrontation with these archetypes lead her further and further in her quest, until she meets a group of beguiling circus performers and magicians who show her a new and exciting way of life…