Your favorite virtue :: 

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
silence, kindness, humor

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
silence, kindness, humor

Your favorite occupation :: 

Your idea of happiness :: 
my life, my partner, my children, books, our garden, walks by the trees, sound, creating

Your idea of misery :: 
sounds that don't please me, sometimes other people

if not yourself, Who you would like to be :: 
I wouldn't like to know what it was like to be another person. Perhaps a better me?

Where would you like to live :: 
here or somewhere like here

Your favorite color :: 

Your favorite flower :: 
I like all of them

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Camus, Kafka, Poe, Machen

Your favorite poets :: 

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
Josef K of The Trial

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
Liesel Meminger of The Book Thief

Your favorite painters :: 
Brion Gysin, Leonora Carrington, Barbara Rogers, lots of others

Your favorite composers :: 
Philip Glass, Julia Kent, Éliane Radigue, seah

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
I don't really like the word hero. I appreciate people who are kind.

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
(see above)

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: 
All of the bad ones.

Your favorite food and drink :: 
Curry and Absinthe

Your favorite names :: 
names are tied to people and I have a few favorite people. I'm not sure I have favorite names.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
so many things.........mostly sound related.

The change you most anticipate :: 

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
fluidity, persistence

How I would like to die :: 

What is your present state of mind :: 
anxious but calming

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
I'm not sure, everyone has faults and I try to be tolerant, there are some things I don't really tolerate.

Your favorite motto :: 
sorry for my delay

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Mykel Boyd (°1970, Kankakee, IL) makes sound recordings, conceptual artworks, photos, installations and films. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, Boyd creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used.

His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for manoeuvring with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of conceptual art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. With a subtle minimalistic approach, he formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. By applying abstraction, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His works doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. Mykel has collaborated with many sound artists, most notable is his collaboration with seah as post doom romance.
Mykel Boyd currently lives and works in Bradley, IL.

Mykel Boyd
Post Doom Romance