Justine Z. Bauer
Justine Z. Bauer (*1990) grew up on a farm with three siblings. She holds a degree in visual arts from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig). She was nominated for the 2018 WORTMELDUNGEN encouragement award and received an invitation to attend the writing workshop of Jürgen Ponto Foundation in 2020. She is currently studying feature film directing and screenwriting at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts Cologne). She finances her studies by harvesting cow parsnip seeds in the summer and by working on a husky farm in the arctic winter, where she teaches tourists how to drive dogsleds. In Sauerland, Justine Z. Bauer intends to give farmers and (especially) female farmers a voice with her project Zwischen den Siloballen (Between the Silage Bales) and write a tragicomic story about life in the countryside in NRW.