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Addie Wagenknecht

Artist, writer

Who are you, and what do you do?

My name is Addie Wagenknecht, I'm an artist and sort of a writer and my major vices are coffee, dogs, chocolate and travel -- I live for traveling -- not in the sense of 5 star hotels, although those are amazing too, but dirt roads not on Google Maps, befriending stray animals to share dinner with and camping on the beach in Mozambique.

What hardware do you use?

Depends on what I am making. My laptop is probably my most used hardware -- it's a Lenovo X1 carbon -- and my Pixel 2 phone is what I use for every image or video I make.

And what software?

I use mostly FLOSS/FOSS software on Ubuntu -- I have a love/hate relationship with GIMP and Inkscape. I really had to relearn how to do everything when I switched from OS X 12 years ago. I really found it horrible and painful when I was used to everything Adobe.

What would be your dream setup?

I recently lost my studio, so I'm working from my couch and kitchen table everyday, so my dream setup would be a real space I can work in again, and mess up the floors, and leave projects out and everywhere without having to think about the dog stepping on them or eating stuff... :) I'd love a big warehouse that's well heated -- like, Mark Bradford's studio looks amazing, or like Picasso's Cannes studio -- somewhere I can escape to and not be bothered.

I really have dreams about having unlimited space and materials to experiment with, without having to think about where it's going to dry or be stored...