In her own words, Kim de l'Horizon can afford more after the book price and the success of the novel "Blood Book". "I've always lived below the subsistence level before and suddenly I can afford things like ordering food, although I don't want to live big there," says de l'Horizon, according to 3sat in a contribution to the magazine "Kulturzeit". next week.
Success and awards therefore give the feeling of having "suddenly arrived in this society, but still having to ask myself: How do I deal with it? I believe that with money, even with not that much money, there comes a responsibility somehow. What you buy, where you buy it, etc. If you don't have any money, you just always buy the cheapest anyway, somehow out of necessity".
fear and violence
Kim de l'Horizon comes from Switzerland and sees himself neither as a man nor as a woman. According to 3sat, de l'Horizon says of the global political situation: "I now perceive our society in such a way that almost everything we do is actually motivated by fear, even on a purely political level." And: "I believe that we are all shaped by violence, not only by macro-violence, but also by micro-violence. Through very small experiences that have always given us the feeling that we are not enough. That it is not enough. That it there is too little food, water and energy on earth. And those are actually fictions - these scarcity stories." If you look at the nutrition and food crisis, for example, there would actually be enough food, "but there is a shortage due to political machinations".
In the 3sat "Kulturzeit" in the series "Outlook - artists about their 2023" from Monday to Friday (January 9th to 13th, from 7.20 p.m.) cultural workers review the past and give an outlook on what they are up to hope - in addition to Kim de l'Horizon, for example, Bibiana Beglau and Caroline Peters.
3sat is a TV program from ZDF, ORF, SRG and ARD.