Archive talk with Laura Bielau

In the video (only in German), author and curator Maren Lübbke-Tidow talks to visual artist Laura Bielau. Laura Bielau was Michael Schmidt’s assistant for many years, witnessed the creation of the work groups “Foodstuff” and “Nature” and worked with Thomas Weski on the curation of the Michael Schmidt retrospective. She provides insights into the photographer’s working method and explains factors that influenced the quality of Michael Schmidt’s works. In addition, the artist reports on her encounter with the work group “Berlin after 45”, on her own artistic work and what effect the collaboration with Michael Schmidt had on her work.