BARBARA SUKOWA wearing the Rosa cardigan no.007. She is an actress living in Brooklyn, New York.

Who are some of your inspirations...Writer, artist, politician, director, actor?
Observing my cats has inspired me more than any artist.

What is your favorite word in any language?
The Swiss word for curious is “wunderfitzig”.

What do you find humorous?
That I still believe the world is changing all the time for the better.

What was the first piece of cultural work that really mattered to you?
The first piece that really touched me was the sleigh of Joseph Beuys that I saw as a young girl at the National Gallery in Berlin.

What should we be reading?
Reading should not be a “should”. If you go to the bookstore and a book spine sticks out at you check it out !

What do you collect?

The best arthouse film(s)?
Too many to choose from.

What do you still wish to learn?
To shut my mouth when it can get me in trouble.

What is a rule that should never be broken?
Never say never.

What is a rule that should always be broken?
One that you really, despite trying hard, don’t understand.

Do you have a soundtrack to your life?
My breath.

What is a representation of simplicity?

What is a representation of complexity?

What stands the test of time?

What is your favorite slogan?
Just do it.

What makes you feel nostalgic?
Looking at children’s photos of my grown up children.

What do you treasure most in your neighborhood?
Oldest neighborhood association in the nation.

What does your house smell like?
As a German I have that obsession with fresh air and so the windows are always open and it smells like the outside. Sometimes flowers, sometimes rain, and sometimes weed.

What does your house sound like?
Mostly silent and the noise comes from outside. My neighbor has chickens, kids who play on the street. Couples arguing or laughing.

What is still a mystery?
The human mind.