MARK STEWART


Your favourite virtue ::
the luxury of shame

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
grace

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
grace

Your favourite occupation(s) ::
of a country ?

Your idea of ​​happiness ::
'half price happiness" to quote a new song

Your idea of ​​misery ::
linked to "les poètes maudits" take on the creative spark of Mallarmé / and other nihilistic voices

If not yourself, who you would like to be ::
une impossibilité

Where would you like to live ::
Shambala

Your favourite color ::
to quote one of the very first Pop Group songs I wrote "what is the colour of love?"

Your favourite flower ::
Palo Santo (Bulnesia sarmientoi)

Your favorite prose author ::
Chrétien de Troyes

Your favourite poet ::
Guillaume Apollinaire

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
reality is a fiction

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
reality is a fiction

Your favourite painters ::
Odilon Redon

Your favourite composers ::
me

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
mercy ships

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
mercy ships

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
negative entropy

Your favourite food and drink ::
swede and cider

Your favourite names ::
how many ?

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
thinking, would rather dream

The change you most anticipate ::
those dreams coming true

A gift of nature you would like to have:
we all have natural gifts!!!

How I would like to die ::
in ancient Egypt they have no word or concept of death

What is your present state of mind ::
gyroscopic

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
for how much longer do we tolerate mass murder ?

Your favorite motto ::
"dont explain your philosophy. embody it." Ἐπίκτητος

18 avril 2019 - 19:04

"In a secret world of forbidden knowledge power comes at a terrible price. A tour of every department of our media saturated society, the most explosive conspiracy ever conceived, the people shapers at every turn, we see ourselves as they want us to be. Immersed in their options, surrounded by their representations, reality melts
In this take the principles of reimagining zones, in this take the principles of ‘?’

Even if we arrive at that point through the means of excess readings purporting that overload is crucial in this age of discipline, punishment and negative entropy – it is, in fact, our ‘carceral archipelago/all movement is made in relation to form
"

first solo release in 7 years ... favour !

Mark Stewart is a musician and conceptual artist from Bristol

>> Mark Stewart

photo by Tyrone Lebon

NICOLAS TOURTE


Your favourite virtue ::
la tempérance et son contraire / temperance and its opposite

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
l'ouverture

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
l'ouverture

Your favourite occupation ::
découvrir

Your idea of happiness ::
qui est relatif / which is relative

Your idea of misery ::
je ne suis pas d'accord avec les machines / i don't agree with machines

If not yourself, who would you like to be ::
architecte gastronomiste / gastronomist architect

Where would you like to live ::
ailleurs / somewhere else

Your favourite color ::
Rose fuchsia

Your favourite flower ::
jasmin

Your favourite prose authors ::
Paul Auster, Charles Bukowski, Philip K. Dick, Tristan Egolf ...

Your favourite poets ::
Blake, Rimbaud ...

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Pierre Saint-Menoux dans le "Voyageur imprudent", John Kaltenbrunner dans "Le seigneur des porcheries" ...

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Trinity dans "The Matrix" lorsqu'elle dit "All guy do", Mia Walace dans Pulp Fiction ...

Your favourite painters ::
les enfants / children

Your favorite composers ::
Mike Patton

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Les employés de la déchèterie / the employees of the waste station

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Les fourmis / ants

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
celui ou celle à l'esprit le plus étroit / the one with the narrowest mind

Your favourite food and drink ::
Les fruits & le thé

Your favourite names ::
Siegfried & Charlotte

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you)::
Les chaines de restaurants

The change you most anticipate::
le vent

A gift of nature I would like to have ::
être hermaphrodite 

How I would like to die ::
Sauter à l'élastique d'un hélicoptère, rebondir vers les pales de son hélice principale qui me déchiquetterait entièrement répendant ainsi une pluie visqueuse sur un défilé débile (genre manif pour tous ...). / Bungee jumping from a helicopter, bouncing back to the blades of his main propeller that would shred me completely thereby releasing a slimy rain on a stupid parade (kind of french demonstration against same-sex marriage law).

What is your present state of mind ::
curieux de l'avenir / curious of the future

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
tolérance

Your favourite motto ::
Du chaos naît la vie / from chaos comes life

17 avril 2019 - 10:40

Nicolas Tourte is a visual artist, living in France.

>> vimeo

CARSTEN NICOLAI


Your favourite virtue ::
obsession and loyalty

Your favourite qualities in a man :: 
obsession and loyalty

Your favourite qualities in a woman :: 
obsession and loyalty

Your favourite occupation :: 
artist

Your idea of happiness :: 
personal freedom

Your idea of misery :: 
slavery

if not yourself, Who you would like to be :: 
still myself

Where would you like to live :: 
planet earth

Your favourite color :: 
white

Your favourite flower :: 
magnolia

Your favourite prose authors :: 
Stanisław Lem

Your favourite poets :: 
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Your favourite heroes in fiction :: 
Captain Nemo

Your favourite heroines in fiction :: 
paradox

Your favourite painters :: 
kids and outsider

Your favourite composers :: 
Iannis Xenakis

Your favourite heroes in real life :: 
Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

Your favourite heroines in real life :: 
contrasts

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: 
Rumpelstiltskin

Your favourite food and drink :: 
Citrus × junos

Your favourite names :: 
all names with 4 letters

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
noise

The change you most anticipate :: 
perspective

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
Absolute pitch

How I would like to die :: 
no idea

What is your present state of mind :: 
Adagio

For what fault have you most toleration :: 
errors

Your favourite motto :: 
restart is the best start

15 avril 2019 - 12:51

Carsten Nicolai is an artist


photo by Andrey Bold

LANCE AUSTIN OLSEN


Your favorite virtue ::
Kindness

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
Kindness

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
Kindness

Your favorite occupation ::
artist, both visual and aural

Your idea of happiness ::
being with my family and doing my work

Your idea of misery ::
losing my family and being unable to do my work

if not yourself, What I would like to be ::
a Soto Zen Monk

Where would you like to live ::
in my mind

Your favorite color:
black

Your favorite flower ::
tulips

Your favorite prose authors ::
Beckett, Joyce, Proust, Flann O’Brian, Betty Smith, Anthony Doer, Tim Winton, Harper Lee, Peter Carey, Malcolm Lowry, Marguerite Duras, Susan Sontag and many more.

Your favorite poets ::
William Carlos Williams, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickenson, Rabindranath Tagore, Basho, Neruda, Ginsberg, Bukowski, Blake, Diane Wakowski, Sylvia Plath. ad infinitum, love poetry.

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Horton the Elephant, Jack Aubrey

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Kuan Yin “The One Who Hearkens to the Cries of the World.”

Your favorite painters ::
Morandi, Giacometti, Bonnard, Joan Mitchell, Villiard, Rogier Van De Weyden, Caravaggio, Agnes Martin, Leon Kossof, Ian Fairweather, an endless list really.

Your favorite composers ::
Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Pauline Oliveros, Captain Beefheart, Daphne Oram, John Cage, Bela Bartok, Charles Ives, Eric Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Delia Derbyshire, Alvin Lucier, Éliane Radigue. again, endless list.

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Suzuki Roshi, Shohaku Okumura. Thich Nhat Hanh.

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Maura Soshin O’Halloran, Rosa Parks, Sophie Scholl. Many, many.

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: Pol Pot, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Leopold 2 of Belgium. There is a lot of them.

Your favorite food and drink ::
Something simple, rice and beans, tofu and vegetables. (Drink) India Pale Ale, Saki, Single Malt Scotch

Your favorite names ::
Charlotte, Wolfe, Justine, Juliana, Robin.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Ill manners.

The change you most anticipate ::
Death

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
More tolerance for fools.

How I would like to die ::
comfortably.

What is your present state of mind ::
full of sounds and colours

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
talking too much

Your favorite motto ::
Only the present moment is lit.

13 avril 2019 - 03:22

"The painters and authors and poets was the most difficult to answer because to
be honest, I admire anyone who makes a serious attempt despite knowing that the
end result is usually failure."

Lance Austin Olsen is a visual & sound artist, he is living in Victoria - Canada

>> Lance Austin Olsen

TERJE PAULSEN


Your favorite virtue ::
Honesty.

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
An open mind, honesty, intelligence & humor.

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
An open mind, honesty, intelligence & humor.

Your favorite occupation ::
Hunting and recording sounds, and making music of them.

Your idea of happiness ::
Being loved by them I love. The feeling of being included. To watch my grandsons being happy.

Your idea of misery ::
War and occupation. Poverty.

If not yourself, who would you like to be ::
A damn good painter. Or composer.

Where would you like to live ::
I live by the sea, but I would love living on the portugeese or spanish coast, or some other warm country.

Your favorite color ::
Wine red.

Your favorite flower ::
Orchid.

Your favorite prose authors ::
Haruki Murakami. David Toop.

Your favorite poets ::
Nils Christian Moe - Repstad. Jan Erik Vold.

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Tin Tin.

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Modesty Blaise

Your favorite painters and composers ::
Steve Roden, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Lance Austin Olsen, Kjell Nupen.
John Cage, Edvard Grieg, Morton Feldman.

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Doctors Without Borders.

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Doctors Without Borders.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Donald Trump.

Your favorite food and drink ::
Indian. Water. And Coffee!

Your favorite names ::
Andrea.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
I don’t have any pet. I’m allergic to cats and dogs. But I hate dogs that barks & barks for nothing.

The change you most anticipate ::
Peace on Earth.

A gift of nature I would like to have ::
To play piano, and sing.

How I would like to die ::
When I sleep.

What is your present state of mind ::
Peaceful and curious.

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
Bad humor.

Your favorite motto ::
Easy does it!

11 avril 2019 - 14:37

Sound composer, Terje Paulsen, is living in Kristiansand, Norway.

STEFAN ZAJONZ


Your favorite virtue ::
the ability to love

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
character and determination

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
sensitivity and partnership

Your favorite occupation ::
artist, cooking for my girlfriend and visitors

Your idea of happiness ::
a fulfilled life

Your idea of misery ::
occupation

If not yourself, who would you like to be ::
a founder of culture or light dispenser

Where would you like to live ::
on the edge of the sea

Your favorite color ::
midnight blue

Your favorite flower ::
since 2018, white hortensia

Your favorite prose authors ::
Peter Handke, George Steiner, Olga Tokarczuk, Botho Strauß, Bruno Schulz

Your favorite poets ::
Ovid, François Villon, Matsuo Bashō, Hölderlin, Nelly Sachs,
Ezra Pound, Zbigniew Herbert, Joseph Brodsky, Bob Dylan, Karol Samsel

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
the disciple of Emmaus

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
the Parcae

Your favorite painters and composers ::
Caravaggio, Fra Angelico, Jean Arp, DADA, Alexandra Hinz-Wladyka
& Gesualdo, Philip Glass, Tomasz Stańko (Jazz), Brian Eno

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
the survivors of the Holocaust

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
the survivors of the Holocaust & personal Krystyna Żywulska

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
despots

Your favorite food and drink ::
mediterraean

Your favorite names ::
Esther, Siena, John, Boris

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
arrogance, vulgarity, wasting
The change you most anticipate ::
more justice and equality of opportunity 
A gift of nature I would like to have ::
straight posture

How I would like to die ::
to pass away gently

What is your present state of mind ::
in a concentrated manner

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
for bad manners

Your favorite motto ::
Veni Creator Spiritus

30 mars 2019 - 23:29

Poet & photographer, Stefan Zajonz is living in Bonn.

>> Stefan Zajonz

Photo by Alexandra Hinz-Wladyka

FRANCE JOBIN


Your favorite virtue ::
discipline, persistence

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
intelligence and humour

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
intelligence and humour

Your favorite occupation :: 
creating sounds

Your idea of happiness :: 
swimming in Kipawa lake where time stands still

Your idea of misery :: 
the present world political climate and the rise of intolerance.
losing a child to illness or death.

if not yourself, What I would like to be :: 
an experimental physicist

Where would you like to live :: 
Japan or Italy

Your favorite color :: 
black

Your favorite flower :: 
Lilium Casablanca

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Haruki Murakami

Your favorite poets :: 
none

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
Spock

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
Arya Stark

Your favorite painters ::
Rothko, Pollock

Your favorite composers :: 
de Bussy, Satie, William Basinski, Richard Chartier, Mika Vainio, Akira Rabelais, Bach, Mozart,

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
humble heroes - fathers

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
humble heroines - mothers

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: 
Abusers of power

Your favorite food and drink :: 
pasta, ramen noodles in Fukuoka, coffee, coffee, coffee

Your favorite names :: 
names as genres of music are labels aimed at identifying the unidentifiable

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
insensitive people

The change you most anticipate :: 
any transition

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
wings

How I would like to die ::
vacuum decay (google it)

What is your present state of mind :: 
content

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
insecurity

Your favorite motto :: 
Follow your bliss

28 mars 2019 - 13:02

France Jobin is a sound / installation / artist, composer and curator

>> France Jobin
>> bandcamp

photo by Fabio Perletta

SVEN PIAYDA


Your favourite virtue ::
Reliability and goodwill

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Humour

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Even more humour

Your favorite occupation ::
Artist, maybe professor. It feels good to earn money, but not to work for it.

Your idea of happiness ::
Dissolving in a meaningful activity, knowing about the wealth of beloved ones, relaxing with music and a beer.

Your idea of misery ::
Powerlessness, sickness and general sorrow

If not yourself, who would you be ::
A lazy cat

Where would you like to live ::
Always in the periphery, somewhere between downtown and the countryside.
(Five minutes to the beach!?)

Your favourite color and flower ::
Multicolour and orchid, how does this fit together?

Your favourite prose authors ::
Oscar Wilde

Your favourite poets ::
Mike Skinner

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Lisa Simpson

Your favourite painters ::
Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Claerbout, Gerhard Richter

Your favourite composers ::
Richard D. James, Brian May, George Gershwin, John Williams, Lassi Nikko, Tosin Abasi

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Brian May

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
My Mother

What character (s) in history do you most dislike ::
There is a long list of manipulative sociopaths addicted to power.

Your favorite food and drink ::
Seafood and Belgian beer, but there is not much I do not like.

Your favorite names ::
A name is nothing without a human being filling it with meaning.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Too simple solutions which actually solve nothing at all.

The change you most anticipate ::
Getting better in every way and becoming happy halfway.

A gift of nature you would like to have:
Talent and courage

How you would like to die ::
Peaceful and happy, probably old and asleep.

What is your present state of mind ::
Stressed, desperate and hopeful.

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
Internet addiction and ignoring the given tasks

Your favorite motto ::
I got where I am by collecting friends, not enemies.
Madeline White in ’Inside Man’

26 mars 2019 - 15:43

Sven Piayda (* 1977 in Gelsenkirchen) is a contemporary German artist who uses photography, video, sound and computer-manipulated and -generated images. His works have been shown in galleries, museums, kunstvereine, off-spaces as well as at film festivals mostly in Germany and also worldwide. Since 2006, he has been teaching image editing, vector-based design, computer-generated imaging, digital 3D design and audiovision. He also gives lectures on digital art and is active as a musician with various projects of different styles such as AESTATE and Record Of Tides. Recently he focuses his effort on the audiovisual electronica project Record Of Tides in releasing music, doing visual art shows, playing live and (hard)deejaying. Since 2003, he runs a blog in which he treats not only art-related but also personal topics.

Sven lives in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany and Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

>> Sven Piayda
>> Record Of Tides 
>> AESTATE

ATOM™


Your favourite virtue ::
Discipline

Your favourite qualities in a man :: 
Elegance & Humour

Your favourite qualities in a woman :: 
Elegance & Humour

Your favourite occupation :: 
Audio editing

Your idea of happiness :: 
Be here now

Your idea of misery :: 
Physical pain

If not yourself, who would you like to be :: 
The guy who built the Giza pyramid.

Where would you like to live :: 
Turin

Your favourite color :: 
Black

Your favourite flower :: 
None

Your favourite prose authors :: 
None

Your favourite poets :: 
None

Your favourite heroes in fiction :: 
None

Your favourite heroines in fiction :: 
None

Your favourite painters :: 
William Turner, Paul Laffoley

Your favourite composers :: 
Perez Prado, J. S. Bach, Sun Ra

Your favourite heroes in real life :: 
None

Your favourite heroines in real life :: 
None

What character(s) in history do you most dislike :: 
Every single politician

Your favourite food and drink :: 
Pasta, Espresso

Your favourite names :: 
None

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
People being late and messy

The change you most anticipate :: 
Artificial intelligence

A gift of nature I would like to have :: 
A beautiful singing voice

How I would like to die :: 
Quiet and painless

What is your present state of mind :: 
Change

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
Stupidity

Your favourite motto :: 
Timing is everything

20 mars 2019 - 20:53

Atom™ is a mixed media artist.

PATRICK MASSON


Your favourite virtue ::
Wisdom and peace

Your favourite qualities in a man :: 
Humility, humanity

Your favourite qualities in a woman :: 
Tenderness, sensuality

Your favourite occupation :: 
The creation, the composition .. it is in any case what I like best to do

Your idea of happiness :: 
I think I live it right now with my wife and my son

Your idea of misery :: 
To have no one to count on

If not yourself, who would you be :: 
The bird singing at my window in the morning

Where would you like to live :: 
Elsewhere

Your favourite colour and flower :: 
I like all the colors, really and the flower I prefer is cannabis

Your favourite prose authors :: 
I do not really have any

Your favourite poets :: 
Same, I do not really have any. I'm not very poetic actually

Your favourite heroes in fiction :: 
John Difool. Guiseppe Bergman. Nosferatu. Corto Maltese.

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Nikita. Wonder Woman. Pelisse. Miel.

Your favorite painters :: 
Dali. MC Escher. Magritte. Moebius. Mark Rothko. Roland Topor. Enki Bilal ...

Your favorite composers ::
Brian Eno. Serge Gainsbourg. Erik Satie. John Cage. Ennio Moricone. John Balance & Peter Christopherson. Tom Yorke. Tricky. Tom Barman. Polly Jean Harvey. Rudy Trouvé and many more...

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
I do not have any

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
My wife

What character(s) in history do you most dislike :: 
Geronimo

Your favorite food and drink :: 
I love to eat and I could name a lot of dishes but it would be too long ..
I would say chicons au gratin with fries and a cold beer, but also pasta and water

Your favorite names :: 
Uh...

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
Intolerance, violence and human stupidity

The change you most anticipate:: 
global warming .. we are badly embarked ...
but also less profit, less power, less wars and deaths .. more respect and empathy

A gift of nature which I would like to have :: 
Enjoy my son longer

How I would like to die :: 
In any way, I do not want to die

What is your present state of mind :: 
Serene

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
Ignorance

Your favourite motto :: 
Let's enjoy what we have.

14 mars 2019 - 21:36

Patrick Masson is a musician, a netlabel coordinator, a blogger and netaudio activist. 
With Laurence Lemoine, they form the Sylphides duet. Patrick is living in Mons