Black Sheep Talks, a production of the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC), Arts Administration @ Boston University and Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press), presents an interview with Mischa Kuball. The interview was possible thanks to the support of Mary Sherman director of TransCultural Exchange.

Mischa Kuball has been working in the public sphere since 1987. He uses light as a medium to explore architectual space as well as social and political discourse in his installations and photographs, reflecting on a whole variety of aspects from sociocultual structures to architectural interventions, emphasising or reinterpreting their monumental nature and context in architectual history. Public and private space merge into an indistinguishable whole in politically motivated participation projects, providing a platform for communication between the audience, the artist, the work itself and public space.

Since 2007 Mischa Kuball is a Professor in the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, associate professor for media art at Hochschule für Gestaltung/ZKM, Karlsruhe, and since 2015 member of North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Duesseldorf. January 2016 he he has been honored with the German Light Award.

Watch and listen as Kuball discusses his art and how he is a black sheep. Mischa Kuball’s recording was filmed during the Transcultural Exchange in 2016. The interview is available on Vimeo at:

Black Sheep Talks is a series of podcast interviews with artists, academics, and activists across the globe who self-define and identify with the concept of the black sheep. Conceived by Lanfranco Aceti and realized in collaboration with Sarah Bradshaw and Rosemary Bucher, students of Arts Administration – the interviews showcase conceptual innovators at the forefront of their respective fields, challenging and blurring the stereotypical notions of boundaries and success while enveloping elements of contemporary issues. Black Sheep Talks is a production of Arts Administration @ Boston University and the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC).

To listen to the full interviews, please visit MoCC’s Vimeo account at:

The Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) is a museum that focuses on the impact that the current economic crisis has on the arts, society and democracy. For more on MoCC, please visit MoCC’s website at

Arts Administration @ Boston University is committed to creating an environment for its students and the arts that parallels innovation through disruption. For more on Arts Administration @ Boston University’s graduate program, please visit the program website at:

Special thanks to the Transcultural Exchange conference and to Mary Sherman who supported this project.