Goldrausch was very important for my self-conception as an artist. My artistic career was going through a transition phase when I participated in the Goldrausch programme. The cohesive group in which I’d done all my previous work was in the process of dissolving. The prospect of realizing projects alone was a particular challenge for me. Through my participation, I gained the self-confidence to initiate projects independently, to carry them out, and to assert my own position as an artist.