Your favorite virtue ::All virtues opposite to arrogance.
Your favorite qualities in a man ::
It is a simple question in Marcel Proust time as it is a Marcel Proust Questionnaire, but not so easy to
answer for it now. If I say that it is manliness is a will sound as machismo ? So it is mean a priori bad ? Well, then I stay for creativity.
Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
I would like to say that it is femininity. But again creativity is the best quality in all humans.
Your favorite occupation ::
Playing. Music. Listening. Reading. Riding bicycle. Drinking coffe. Communication.
Your idea of happiness ::
If i know it I would be then.
Your idea of misery ::
if not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
I am happy with myself ☺
Where would you like to live ::
Antarctica looks interesting. Also countries where all time is summer time. But not so hot for sure as it is now ☺
Your favorite color ::
Your favorite flower ::
Do not have such.
Your favorite prose authors ::
It is evolving all the time. When I was teenager it was Hermann Hesse, Julio Cortázar, Kurt Vonnegut as maybe for everybody in that time. Then I was fascinated by Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, decadent writers, later come to absurd novelist as Flann O'Brien, Luke Rhinehart, Victor Pelevin. Seneca all the time. And many many more. Most recent novelist in which i enjoyed was H.P. Lovecraft and most interesting readings for me now are pop neuroscience - brain works books.
Your favorite poets ::
I am not sure for a now, but let it be Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Stearns Eliot, Salomėja Nėris, Kristijonas Donelaitis.
Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Hmm... I understand it as a fiction not a prose character. So let it be "Stalker" ( Alexander Kaidanovsky ) in the film "Stalker" by Andrei Tarkovsky .
Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Do not remember some one in a fiction. But Georgina ( Helen Mirren ) in film “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife"” by Peter Greenaway was fantastic.
Your favorite painters ::
It is impossible to say how many I like. A lot. From young days I enjoyed Andy Warhol and Hermann Nitsch. Antic sculpture, Renaissance painters like Michelangelo Buonarroti ; Expressionism - Max Bechmann ; Surrealism - Max Ernst, Georgio de Chirico ; Abstract expressionism, Fluxus and all good contemporary art. Here I mentioned just let's say same old names. Are huge amount of current contemporary artists. When I come to some new place first of all I visit a contemporary art centre, museum, modern art museum, or same kind galleries for charging my batteries.
Your favorite composers ::
It is even harder to say. Everyday I try to listen some new electroacoustic, computer, electronic, contemporary music albums. To listen to all new released stuff. Searching for good, new (or old but good & new for me) stuff. So time to time I listen more to some one composer works. Such composers happened to be where ; Bernard Parmegiani, Anthony Pateras, eRikm. I enjoyed their creativity.
Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Do not have such one. All heroes has a clay feet
Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Do not have such one. All heroines has a clay feet
What character (s) in history do you most dislike ::
lenin, stalin, putin
Your favorite food and drink ::
In current time it is salted curd with linseed oil & peppermint tea.
Your favorite names ::
Let it be old pagan names which we – Lithuanians – have, use a lot.
Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
I am keeping rat as pet for some time. This time is a third one. And this one rat bites. So it is really annoying......
The change you most anticipate ::
Ending a war Russia – Ukraine
A gift of nature you would like to have ::
Some calmness of mind would be good at least to heave but then maybe I wouldn’t be myself.
How I would like to die ::
As for favorite saying of James Dean “Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse“ I am maybe too old, so I would choose to die without a pain.
What is your present state of mind ::
For what fault have you the most toleration ::
For all fault except arrogance
Your favorite motto ::
Many years ago I said some - „when you sleep you don't count the time“. I don’t know what it is mean but I like it still.
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Gintas Kraptavičius (aka Gintas K) is a sound artist, performer, writer and an interdisciplinary artist. Gintas lives in Marijampolė.
photo by Karlas Ramusis