JOHANNA VAUDE


Your favorite virtue ::
Être soi-même / Be yourself

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
Un esprit libre et imaginatif. / A free and imaginative spirit.

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
Un esprit libre et imaginatif. / A free and imaginative spirit.

Your favorite occupation :: 
Apprendre / Learn

Your idea of happiness :: 
Créer et partager / Create and share

Your idea of misery :: 
La perversité / Perversity

if not yourself, Who you would like to be :: 
Jack London

Where would you like to live :: 
Dans les forêts sans oublier la civilisation. / In the forests without forgetting civilization.

Your favorite color :: 
L’arc en ciel / The rainbow

Your favorite flower :: 
Les fleurs sauvages / Wildflowers

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Friedrich Hölderlin, Novalis, Hugo Pratt, De Laclos…

Your favorite poets :: 
William Blake, Cécile Sauvage, Emiliy Dickinson, René Char, Stéphane Mallarmé, Guillaume Apollinaire, John Keats, Rimbaud, Baudelaire…

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
Perceval, Corto Maltese, Robin des bois, Superman (1978 & 1980), Neo dans « Matrix », Max Rockatansky dans « Mad Max », Indiana Jones… 

/ Perceval, Corto Maltese, Robin Hood, Superman (1978 & 1980), Neo in “Matrix”, Max Rockatansky in “Mad Max”, Indiana Jones…

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
Karen dans « Stromboli », Ellen Ripley dans « Alien », Laurie Strode dans « Halloween », Sarah Connor dans « Terminator », Robin Griffin dans « Top of the lake », Trinity dans « Matrix », La Princesse Mononoké, Lornette Mace Mason dans « Strange Days », Lagertha dans « Vikings », Rachel Stein dans « Black Book », Eleven dans « Stranger Things », Dr. Eleanor Ann dans « Contact ». 

/ Karen in « Stromboli », Ellen Ripley in « Alien », Laurie Strode in « Halloween », Sarah Connor in « Terminator », Robin Griffin in « Top of the lake », Trinity in « Matrix », Princess Mononoké, Lornette Mace Mason in « Strange Days », Lagertha in « Vikings », Rachel Stein in « Black Book », Eleven in « Stranger Things », Dr. Eleanor Ann in « Contact ». 

Your favorite painters :: 
Fra Angelico, Vassily Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Georgia O’keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Edward Hopper, Gustav Klimt, Hokusai, le Caravage, Francis Bacon, Sam Francis, David Hockney, Len Lye…

Your favorite composers :: 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, Frédéric Chopin, Guillaume de Machaut, Hildegarde de Bingen, Ennio Morricone, Edouard Artemiev, John Williams…

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
Percy Harrison Fawcett, Galilée, Martin Luther King, Elvis, Mohamed Ali, Hippocrate…

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
Joséphine Baker, Simone Veil, Hildegarde de Bingen, Tomoe Gozen, Amelia Earhart…

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: 
Les dictateurs sanguinaires / bloodthirsty dictators

Your favorite food and drink :: 
Un bon repas accompagné d’un très bon vin en compagnie de bons amis. / A good meal accompanied by a very good wine in the company of good friends.

Your favorite names ::

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
L’impolitesse / Rudeness

The change you most anticipate :: 
Ce qui vient remplacer nos libertés / What comes to replace our freedoms

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
L’immensité / The immensity

How I would like to die :: 
Avec discernement / With discernment

What is your present state of mind :: 
En transformation / In process

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
La maladresse / Awkwardness

Your favorite motto :: 
Reste toi-même. / Be yourself

10 novembre 2022 - 11:51


" Johanna Vaude is an artist who, single-handed, produces highly distinctive films and musics. Since 2011, Johanna Vaude is a regular guest of Blow Up, the cinema programme of the channel Arte.tv. 
The programme gives her carte blanche in the production of her videos in montage form as a hommage to the 7th Art. In 2017, she is awarded the Prix Label Image by the Passeurs de Lumière at the SCAM : « Johanna Vaude, alchimiste de l’image » (« Johanna Vaude, image alchemist »). In 2019, her musical video « I’m more than a machine » (robots in cinema) is shown at the Paris Philharmonic during its exhibition « Electro », devoted to electronic music (From Kraftwerk to Daft Punk). The exhibition is to continue in 2020 and 2021 at the London Design Museum and in 2022 at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. "

Johanna Vaude


KHΛOMΛИ


Your favorite virtue :: 
La Logique et la simplicité / Logic and simplicity

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
la complicité / complicity

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
la complicité / complicity

Your favorite occupation :: 
capter le son - café clope et créer / capture the sound - coffee cigarette and create

Your idea of happiness :: 
la Famille / Family

Your idea of misery :: 
Seul enfermé dehors / Alone locked out

if not yourself, Who you would like to be :: 
d'être moi même / to be myself

Where would you like to live :: 
Actuellement chez moi tout simplement / Curently at home

Your favorite color :: 
Noir / Black

Your favorite flower :: 
Rose rouge - Capucine / red rose - nasturtium

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Bilal / Jodorowsky / Druillet

Your favorite poets :: 
le mélange des mots / the mixing of words

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
César le singe / Caesar the monkey

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
Alien - la reine (Xénomorphe) / Alien - the queen (Xenomorph)

Your favorite painters :: 
le mélanges des Couleurs / the mixture of colors

Your favorite composers :: 
Tangerine Dream / Yello / Trent Reznor / Einsturzende Neubauten / Test Dept / David Bowie / Ryūichi Sakamoto et tant d'autres... / and many others ...

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
la famille et les amis / family and friends

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
la famille et les amies / family and feminine friends

What character(s) in history do you most dislike :: 
ceux qui nous exploitent et nous détruisent / those who exploit and destroy us

Your favorite food and drink :: 
Rhum - chardonay - goulash et la côte de boeuf / goulash and prime rib

Your favorite names :: 
numéro 6 / number 6

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
l'araignée et l'hypocrisie / the spider and the hypocrisy

The change you most anticipate :: 
la mort / death

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
vivre plus longtemps pour découvrir pleins de choses encore ou devenir un ectoplasme / live longer to discover more things and become an ectoplasm

How I would like to die :: 
j'attends pour le moment rien ne presse / i'm waiting for the moment there's no rush

What is your present state of mind :: 
nostalgique et tous azimuts / nostalgic and all-out 

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
à fleur de peau / on edge

Your favorite motto ::
Le bruit - son dans son ensemble est une question de scénarios les plus consensuels qui prédisent sur une expansion ininterrompue / Noise - sound as a whole is a matter of most consensus scenarios predicting on uninterrupted expansion

31 octobre 2022 - 12:37

" Les sons perçus comme désagréables ou douloureux, prennent à contre-pied les plus communes définitions de la musique... Actuellement mon ectoplasme est KHΛOMΛИ ""Sounds perceived as unpleasant or painful, go against the grain of the most common definitions of music... Currently my ectoplasm is KHΛOMΛИ"

SANDIE TRASH


Your favorite virtue ::
la bienveillance / the kindness

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
l'humour / humor

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
l'intégrité / the integrity

Your favorite occupation ::
les métiers touchant à l'art / arts related professions

Your idea of happiness ::
la foi / the faith

Your idea of misery ::
l'injustice / the injustice

if not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
Un père que je n'ai pas / A father i don't have

Where would you like to live ::
Un lieu céleste / A celestial place

Your favorite color ::
violet / purple

Your favorite flower ::
le coquelicot / the poppy

Your favorite prose authors ::
Verlaine, Rimbaud

Your favorite poets ::
Baudelaire

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Tintin

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Barbara Bain

Your favorite painters ::
Van Gogh pour son oreille / Van Gogh for his ear

Your favorite composers ::
Satie, Bach, Rachmaninov (parfois) / (sometimes)

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Mon fils / My son

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Simone Veil

What character (s) in history do you most dislike ::
Les chefs de guerre / The warlords

Your favorite food and drink ::
Les madeleines, le café, le raisin, le sorbet au citron, poulet-frites / Madeleines, coffee, grapes, lemon sorbet, chicken-french fries

Your favorite names ::
Camille, Raphaëlle, Gabriel, Michael

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
L'ego surdimensionné / Oversized ego

The change you most anticipate ::
Prendre mon parapluie / Take my umbrella

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
Des yeux, des oreilles de chat / Eyes, cat ears

How I would like to die ::
Dans mon sommeil / In my sleep

What is your present state of mind ::
Mouvementé / busy

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
Les fautes de jeunesse / youthful errors

Your favorite motto ::
Le passé est un puit sans fond / The past is a bottomless pit

16 octobre 2022 - 09:03

Musician and singer, Sandie Trash lives in Périgueux.

MYKEL BOYD


Your favorite virtue :: 
patience

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

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

Your favorite occupation :: 
artist

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 :: 
grey

Your favorite flower :: 
I like all of them

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

Your favorite poets :: 
Artaud

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 :: 
tomorrow

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

How I would like to die :: 
quietly

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

2 septembre 2022 - 14:12

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
Somnimage 
Post Doom Romance

NICOLAS GERMAIN


Your favorite virtue :: 
Weaknesses of my strength

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
Passion

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
Passion

Your favorite occupation :: 
Making music (and go windsurfing)

Your idea of happiness :: 
The Uncertainty Principle

Your idea of misery :: 
Making money

if not yourself, Who you would like to be :: 
Me as a girl

Where would you like to live :: 
In a Lighthouse (but large enough to put my music gear)

Your favorite color :: 
Red (#990000)

Your favorite flower :: 
Rosebud

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Thomas Mann, Hanif Kureishi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Orson Welles, Jim Harrison…

Your favorite poets :: 
Joël Hubaut, Bernard Heidsieck, Henri Chopin, Antonin Artaud, Joachim Montessuis, Anne-James Chaton, Patti Smith, Pauline Oliveiros …

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
Captain Nemo

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
Alice

Your favorite painters :: 
Joël Hubaut, William Turner, Marcel Duchamp, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, William Kentridge, Arnulf Rainer, Cy Twombly, Joseph Beuys, Robert Combas, Sandro Chia, Agnes martin, Gerhard Richter…

Your favorite composers :: 
Erik Satie, Edgar Varèse, La Monte Young, Siouxsie & the Banshees (2nd album), Marcel Duchamp, Eliane Radigue, Charlemagne Palestine, Devo, Blindoldfreak, CAN, The Cramps, DAF, Kraftwerk, LFO, Ennio Morricone, Sister Iodine, Leila Bordreuil, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Luc Ferrari, Test Department, Oval, Plastikman, Suicide, Suzanne Ciani, Philip Glass, Tony Conrad, Kali Malone, Gavin Bryars, Autechre, The Residents, Plaid, Microstoria, Maryanne Amacher, Yvan Etienne, Terrine, Sun O))), 3W Electron Tube…

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
"No More Heroes"

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
"No More Heroes"

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

Your favorite food and drink :: 
Oysters & Red Wine (and Baltimore crabs cooked by Jean-Jacques)

Your favorite names :: 
Penelope & Alice

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
The reluctance to learn

The change you most anticipate :: 
Not Artificial Intelligence !

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
wings to fly and 12 ears to hear all

How I would like to die :: 
in a dream

What is your present state of mind :: 
Immersed in the world of the Magic Montain

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
The Sin

Your favorite motto :: 
No Future !

29 août 2022 - 16:31

Nicolas Germain, aka el TiGeR CoMiCs GRoUP since 1984, is musician and sometimes Sound Artist. He's also member of Variable, HUM, Pest Modern and 3W Electron Tube.

elTCG / linktr.ee 
jujuart 
el TiGeR CoMiCs GRoUP / Bandcamp 

GINTAS KRAPTAVIČIUS


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 ::
Isolation.

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 ::
Green

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 ::
Waiting.

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.

20 août 2022 - 20:31

Gintas Kraptavičius (aka Gintas K) is a sound artist, performer, writer and an interdisciplinary artist. Gintas lives in Marijampolė.


⊕ gintaskgintask@gmail.com

ARNAUD CHATELARD


Your favorite virtue ::
La générosité / generosity

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
L'humilité / humility

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
La patience / patience

Your favorite occupation ::
Éclusier / lock keeper

Your idea of happiness ::
Elle est multiple, mais je dirais, que le vrai bonheur réside essentiellement dans celui de pouvoir aimer quelque chose ou quelqu'un sans arrière-pensées / It is multiple, but I would say that true happiness lies essentially in being able to love something or someone without ulterior motives.

Your idea of misery ::
Elle aussi est multiple, même si je pense qu'il est beaucoup plus difficile de sortir de la misère intellectuelle que de la misère matérielle... quoique! / It is multiple too, even if I think it is much more difficult to get out of intellectual misery than material misery... although!

if not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
Quelqu'un de vraiment libre... ou alors Robert Desnos / Someone really free... or so Robert Desnos

Where would you like to live ::
Dans un moulin près de Frontenac, dans le sud-ouest de la France / In a mill near Frontenac, in the south-west of France

Your favorite color ::
Bleu / Blue

Your favorite flower ::
L'orchidée / orchid

Your favorite prose authors ::
Boris Vian / Milan Kundera / Louis Pergaud

Your favorite poets ::
Robert Desnos / Antonin Artaud / Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Tyler Durden, Héracles, Corto Maltese

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Poison Ivy, Ellen Ripley, Sarah Conor, Trinity...

Your favorite painters ::
Egon Schiele, Vassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt

Your favorite composers ::
Classical - Bela Bartok, Sergueï Vassilievitch Rachmaninov, Franz Liszt, 
Jazz - John Coltrane, Charlie Mingus et Thelonious Monk
Rock - Wright, Jimi Hendrix et John Cale
Hip Hop - El-P, RZA et Pete Rock
Electro - Dj Shadow, Bonobo et Kavinski (guilty pleasure...)

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
ça n'est pas très original, mais les personnels soignants, les pompiers et les travailleurs sociaux / it's not very original, but the caregivers, the firefighters and the social workers

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Les mêmes / the same

What character (s) in history do you most dislike ::
Tous les connards de dictateurs... / All the fucking dictators...

Your favorite food and drink ::
Saucisson et vins / sausage and wines

Your favorite names ::
Niels, Max, Zven

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
La maladie / disease

The change you most anticipate ::
La guerre ...? / War ...?

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
La patience / patience

How I would like to die ::
Lucide / Lucid

What is your present state of mind ::
Morose, mais plein d'espoir / Gloomy, but hopeful

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
La gourmandise / Greed

Your favorite motto ::
"A vaincre sans péril on triomphe sans gloire"... (que je ne m'applique pas du tout d'ailleurs...). 
Ou alors le plus classique " Ce qui ne te tue pas te rends plus fort" ou enfin "Seigneur protège moi de mes amis, mes ennemis je m'en charge..." / 
"To conquer without danger, one triumphs without glory"... (which I don't apply at all, by the way...). 
Or the more classic "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" or finally "Lord protect me from my friends, my enemies I take care of it..."

29 juillet 2022 - 13:24

Arnaud Chatelard is a musician, producer, label coordinator and a visual artist. Arnaud lives in Bordeaux.

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SEAH


Your favorite virtue :: 
genuine kindness

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
honest, kind, open

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
honest, kind, open

Your favorite occupation :: 
one that brings a person a good level of satisfaction

Your idea of happiness :: 
the ability to find joy/contentment while facing life’s turbulence

Your idea of misery :: 
the inability to find some level of satisfaction in life

if not yourself, Who you would like to be :: 
one of my other selves

Where would you like to live :: 
in pockets of time/space that are free of state violence/control

Your favorite color :: 
the color of fog, particularly as it moves across San Francisco

Your favorite flower :: 
all of them really, I’m a flower glutton

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Jodorowsky’s Where the Bird Sings Best for the second time - I think because I love the idea of genealogical mythologies - and I recently finished Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H-Mart which is fantastic. Anything by Octavia Butler, which I have taught in the past. OH! How could I forget my ongoing obsession with Isabelle Eberhardt - she is highly influential. And all the writings of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo

Your favorite poets :: 
When I was much younger, I loved Sylvia Plath, and that is probably still in there and influential on a resonant level because I memorized her poems. Mary Oliver, Anne Sexton, Gertrude Stein, Audre Lorde … Artaud and Brecht, of course. I love reading Pablo Naruda, Octavio Paz, Lorca, and Roque Dalton in Spanish.

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
I’m not much into the heroic concept, so I guess I favor the anti-hero, because it is more complex

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
anti-heroines?

Your favorite painters :: 
Anselm Kiefer, Basquiat, Hilma af Klint, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Devan Shimoyama, Monica Canilao, Saya Woolfalk, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Kehinde Wiley, Tschabalala Self

Your favorite composers :: 
Éliane Radigue, Einstürzende Neubauten, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Joe Colley, Michael Gendreau, Maja Ratkje, Arve Henriksen, Diamanda Galas, id m theft able, teahouse radio, øjerum, Emily Wells, Julia Kent, Zoe Keating, Moor Mother, Don Lifted, Guillermo Galindo, Rapoon, Jesse Ahmann, Jim Haynes, Snezhana Reizen,Tiros Won

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
All of those who put their life on the line for the sake of art and truth and freedom

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
Isabelle Eberhardt - she did it her way

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

Your favorite food and drink :: 
coffee with cream and cardamom, absinthe, amaros, WATER. I cook and eat mostly very spicy - Thai, Malay, Burmese, Ethiopian, Indian

Your favorite names :: 
Khalil or Khalilah (my child’s name) - it means “beloved friend”

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

The change you most anticipate :: 
the end of “the state” hahaha

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
a lovely singing voice

How I would like to die :: 
quietly, gently

What is your present state of mind :: 
currently it is overcast here, with a light breeze and everything is very quiet except for the birds and the leaves - my state of mind often mirrors what’s going on outside. I need more coffee though

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
 youthful angst - I’m not sure it’s actually a fault

Your favorite motto :: 
"My veins do not end in me but in the unanimous blood of those who struggle for life, love, things, landscape and bread, the poetry of all." ~ Roque Dalton

8 juin 2022 - 17:08

I went from a dancer to a painter, experimented with sound, went back to dance, continued experimenting with sound, started painting with light (making video). This is where I am now: using my body to capture sound and light and then building compositions from that.

Conduits of the hydrosphere took me a very long time to coalesce into a body of work that I felt I could explain properly. The philosophical text will hopefully be out in the next year. Until then, I hope that people will listen deeply and look at the artist book’s images, and maybe be curious enough to ask me questions.

Post doom romance is a collaborative project between myself and Mykel Boyd 

SEAH is living in Bradley, Illinois.

seah.space / instagram

CORNELIA EICHHORN


Your favorite virtue :: 
common sense and sense of humour

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
well measured between altruism and knowing who you are

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
well measured between altruism and knowing who you are

Your favorite occupation :: 
creating in my studio or being with my family

Your idea of happiness :: 
having time

Your idea of misery :: 
not having time

if not yourself, Who you would like to be :: 
a timetraveller (just an observer without intervening in history)

Where would you like to live :: 
I have already seen and lived in a lot of different cultures, countries, continents, so I can say I feel profoundly European.

Your favorite color :: 
I have always seen colors in combination, in context, with nuances and not separate, so I would say, at the moment, the association for my next paper cutting: dark olive green, light mint green, light purple, very light lemon yellow and bright coral on mid grey

Your favorite flower :: 
Passiflora edulis (Flower of a passion fruit)

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Hermann Hesse, Stefan Zweig, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Günther Grass, Patrick Süskind, R.M. Rilke, Robert Musil, Christa Wolf, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Lion Feuchtwanger, Masha Gessen, Heinrich Heine, Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, Nikolai Gogol, Wilhelm Hauff, Astrid Lindgren, Trevor Noah, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, René Daumal

Your favorite poets :: 
Paul Celan, Unica Zürn, J.W. Goethe, Comte de Lautréamont, Emily Dickinson, R.M. Rilke, Hermann Hesse, Wilhelm Busch, Arseny Tarkovsky, Sylvia Plath, Oscar Wilde, Dylan Thomas, Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters, Heinrich Heine, Heinz Erhardt

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
Alyosha Karamazov, all male protagonists in Tarkovsky's films, Harry Haller, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, Till Eulenspiegel, Pied Piper of Hamelin, all protagonists in Kafka's books

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
all female protagonists in Tarkovsky's films, Hermine in Hesse's Steppenwolf, Pippi Longstocking, Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

Your favorite painters :: 
Käthe Kollwitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Neo Rauch, Hans Arp, Ana Mendieta, Francis Picabia, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Francis Bacon, Matthew Barney, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Bill Viola, Felix Droese, anything Neue Sachlichkeit, Hans Bellmer, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Werner Tübke, Norbert Wagenbrett, Marcos Carrasquer, Jérôme Zonder, Myriam Mechita, Jean-Luc Verna, Hippolyte Hentgen, Max Ernst, Markus Schinwald, Albrecht Dürer, Arnold Böcklin, Franz Stuck, Franz von Lenbach, Hilma Af Klint, Maria Lassnig, Kati Heck, Tala Madani, Frida Kahlo among others

Your favorite composers :: 
Einstürzende Neubauten, Kate Bush, Alt J, Eduard Artemyev, György Ligeti, Black Regel Motorcycle Club, The Black Angels, Sandy Denny, The Smiths, Vashti Bunyan, Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Modest Moussorgski, J.S. Bach, Screamin'Jay Hawkins, Florence and the Machine, Fleetwood Mac, The Kills, She&Him, Bat for Lashes, anything Damon Albarn, Tarwater, Ladytron, Depeche Mode, The Velvet Underground, The Dandy Warhols, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Joy Division, The Arctic Monkeys, Warhaus, Tom Waits, The Kinks, Cat Stevens among others

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
good fathers in all shapes and forms, Andrei Tarkovsky, 27 Club, all kinds of whistleblowers, philosophers and anthropologues

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
good mothers in all shapes and forms, 27 Club, all kinds of whistleblowers, philosophers and anthropologues

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: 
in general dictators and people with narcissistic personality disorder

Your favorite food and drink :: 
vegetables and fruits in general, really anything with cabbage: raw, marinated or cooked, ice-cream, water, martini, kir, kvass, cider, honey among other things

Your favorite names :: 
Mainly Russian diminutives: Alyosha, Sasha, Kolya, Masha, Vova, Dima, Senya, Grisha, Vanya. Alma, Till, Hilma(r), Ronia, Gerta, Greta

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
eating and drinking noises

The change you most anticipate :: 
aging, but not necessarily the wrinkles, but having less energy and losing people you love

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
being able to fly

How I would like to die :: 
in my sleep without any pain surrounded by loved ones

What is your present state of mind :: 
eternal restlessness und curiosity

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
verbal and physical clumsiness

Your favorite motto :: 
Carpe Diem

14 mai 2022 - 13:01

Cornelia Eichhorn was born in Erfurt, Germany in 1981 and studied cinema at the University of Paris VIII, before joining the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Since then she has participated in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad, notably at the Bertrand Grimont Gallery and the Christian Berst Gallery. She was a finalist for the European Photography Award at the Royal College of Art London in 2012, participated in the Imagen Festival in Colombia, the Cutlog Artist Film Festival in Paris (2013), the Parcours d'artistes Pontault-Combault in 2017, and at the Kunstfilmtage at the Kunstverein Rosenheim in Germany in 2019. In March 2021, Céline du Chéné invited her to talk about her work on the show Mauvais genres on France Culture. She won the Ekphrasis Scholarship in 2021 awarded by the Adagp, AICA France and the Quotidien de l’Art.

 
Solo Show /// a·souffler à La Galerie L’Oeil Histrion du 1/4 - 28/5/2022
Group Show /// Vereor à la Médiathèque Françoise Sagan du 28/4 - 28/5/2022
Group Show /// Prendre Soin au Musée des Beaux Arts de Dôle du 14/10/22 - 12/3/23

photo credit :: Nikolaï Saoulski

PETE SWINTON


Your favorite virtue ::
Personally, I have none. In theory I rate forgiveness.

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
Intelligence, creativity, honesty and a strong handshake.

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
Intelligence, creativity, honesty and the ability not to be nasty when suffering from PMT/PMS.

Your favorite occupation ::
Making music.

Your idea of happiness ::
Sleeping, without dreams.

Your idea of misery ::
Having to be alive.

if not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
A dolphin.

Where would you like to live ::
In the countryside, near a forest, a lake and a river. But not in a cold country.

Your favorite color ::
Poppy Red.

Your favorite flower ::
Moonflower.

Your favorite prose authors ::
Dostoyevsky, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Henry Miller, Kafka, Hunter S Thompson, Gogol, John Steinbeck, Joseph Conrad, Basho, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Bruce Chatwin, Mahatma Ghandi, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Giono, Primo Levi, Andre Malraux, Herman Melville, Simone de Beauvoir, Flann O'Brien, Luigi Pirandello, Knut Hamsun, Søren Kierkegaard, Albert Camus, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Mikhaïl Bulgakov, Zamyatin, Wilfried Thessiger, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Charles Dickens, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Idries Shah, Richard Wilhelm, CG Jung, R.D. Laing, Noam Chomsky, Emil Cioran, Thomas Mann, Tolstoï and many, many more.

Your favorite poets ::
Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Raskolnikov, Svidrigailov, Joseph K, Moby Dick, El Topo, Travis Bickle, Zatoichi

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Valerie Solonas, Azumi, The Bride in Kill Bill, Miss Piggy

Your favorite painters ::
Philip Guston, Francis Bacon, Caravaggio, Giacometti, Käthe Kollwitz, Chagall, Rothko, Saul Steinberg, Kandinsky, H Bosch, myself, Picasso, Camille Claudel, Goya, William Blake, Antoni Tàpies, Cy Twombly, Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh, JM Basquiat, Joseph Beuys and many more

Your favorite composers ::
Myself, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Steve Lacy, Archie Shepp, Eric Dolphy, Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, early Tangerine Dream, Genesis until Peter Gabriel left, Jimi Hendrix, Sigur Ros, Bjork, Hector Zazou, King Tubby, Misty In Roots, Dillinger, Pablo Moses, The Gladiators, Max Romeo, Prince Far I, U-Roy, Big Youth, I-Roy, Vivian Jackson, Pablo Gadd, Scientist, Pillars Of Dub, Tapper Zukie, Israel Vibration, Harold Budd, William Basinski, Peter Michael Hamel, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Arvo Pärt, Pachabel, Gorecki, Paul Bley & Annette Peacock, Fela Kuti, Fema Kuti, Ali Farka Toure, Toure Kunda, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, John Renbourne, Bert Jansch, Rory Gallagher, Blurt and many, many more

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Takeshi Kitano, Takashi Miike, Akira Kurosawa, Kim Ki Duk, Andrei Tarkovsky, Anthony Wedgewood Benn, Ken Livingstone, Arthur Scargill, Harry Dean Stanton, my dead cat Jesse

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
My mother RIP, my wife Muji, Greta Thunberg, my cat Miike, my dead parents' dead dog Suzy (a black Labrador)

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
All the usual ones listed by the other people before me..

Your favorite food and drink ::
Avocados, guacomale, fried potatoes, mangoes, raw onions, raw carrots, raw broccoli, raw chillies, rye bread, borscht, very strong vindaloo, strong black coffee, red wine, cold beer, single malt whisky, cigarettes, hash, cocaine, heroin, valium and all of my medication that is supposed to sedate me and control my moods.

Your favorite names ::
Aesop, Goblog, Chow Yun Fat, Bruce Lee

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
When people are vague in answering my questions so I have to ask again. Any advertising, especially on TV which I don't watch anyway. Lying politicians.

The change you most anticipate ::
The change I would like to see coming is something that probably won't happen - the abolition of money. And the abolition of laws that stop me from killing people.

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
Endless patience. The ability to know when to keep my mouth shut and, not to write things that cause trouble.

How I would like to die ::
Instantly. In my sleep, with no dreams, preferably tonight.

What is your present state of mind ::
As calm as a goldfish with rabies.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
I am intolerant of all faults, in others and in myself.

Your favorite motto ::
Nil illigitemi carborandum

25 mars 2022 - 10:04

Pete Swinton was born in London, UK in 1961. Since 2015 he lives in Jawa, Indonesia. He is an abstract painter, maker of collages and assemblages, and a musician who has released more than 50 albums. Ambient, Drone, Dark Ambient, Dark Drone, Experimental, a little bit of Noise, and sometimes any combinations of all these genres.

ANTONELLA EYE PORCELLUZZI


Your favorite virtue :: 
imagination

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
conscience

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
to be able to be not only a woman but also a man

Your favorite occupation :: 
creation

Your idea of happiness :: 
see that my steps become one by one real reality

Your idea of misery :: 
war

If not yourself, who would you like to be :: 
Antonella Eye Porcelluzzi is my idol

Where would you like to live :: 
exactly where I live, in Marseille at present

Your favorite color :: 
gold

Your favorite flower :: 
red roses

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Lovecraft

Your favorite poets :: 
Dante Alighieri

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
James Bond

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
Barbarella

Your favorite painters :: 
almost all painters

Your favorite composers :: 
JS Bach

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
the man in the street with whom I can exchange, both in a time of joy and in a time of sadness

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
good mothers

What character(s) in history do you most dislike :: 
Pontius Pilate, because he washes his hands

Your favorite food and drink :: 
I love cooking

Your favorite names :: 
Dioniso, Bacco, Priapo

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
arrogance, lack of memory, sadism

The change you most anticipate :: 
getting old

A gift of nature I would like to have :: 
a country house

How I would like to die :: 
while dreaming a magic dream

What is your present state of mind :: 
very disturbed by the menace of a Third World War

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
ignorance, because it contains innocence and the hope to be overcome, and in fact most saints have been dissolute previously

Your favorite motto :: 
CERCA TROVA the motto big alchemist Leonardo da Vinci hides in one of his painting ( but also « nique sa mère » the motto of Marseille, since we are menaced by war)

27 février 2022 - 09:25

Antonella Eye Porcelluzzi is a poet, founder and guide of the AEP LAB. She is living in Marseille.



ANABELLE HULAUT


Your favorite virtue :: 
l’impatience et la persévérance 

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
l’humour, la passion, la curiosité, l’égo et l’altruisme 

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
la passion, l’humour, la curiosité, l’égo et l’altruisme 

Your favorite occupation ::
in general looking for… looking for and found absurdity 

Your idea of happiness ::
flâner, rêver, regarder, jouer, contempler, jardiner, apprendre, marcher, créer 

Your idea of misery :: 
n’avoir que des certitudes, avoir plein d’amertume, être procédurier et connaître exactement ce que l’on fera demain après-demain et les autres jours… 

if not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
chanteuse d’opéra ou un caméléon 

Where would you like to live ::
everywhere 

Your favorite color :: 
red 

Your favorite flower ::
poppies 

Your favorite prose authors ::
Georges Sand, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Gustave Flaubert, Virginia Woolf, Raymond Roussel, Alphonse Allais, Edgar Poe, Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Gaston Leroux, Agatha Christie, Marguerite Duras, Michel Serres, Henrique Vila-Matas... 

Your favorite poets :: 
Francis Ponge, Ghérasim Lucas, Pierre Giquel, Christophe Tarkos, Jean-Luc Parant, Jean Dupuy, Esther Ferrer, Maude Veilleux, Nathalie Quintane, Violaine Lochu... 

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
Captain Cap, Sherlock Holmes, Arsène Lupin, Rouletabille et monsieur Hulot 

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
Miss Marpple, Alice au pays des merveilles, Mary Poppins, Log lady 

Your favorite painters ::
Vermeer, Van Eyck, Oskar Schlemmer, Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Filliou, Marcel Broothaers, Raymond Hains, Joel Hubaut, Cindy Sherman, Claude Cahun, Orlan, Chris Burden, Gina Pane, David Hockney, Guy de Cointet, Duyckaerts, David Michael Clarke, Pierre Huyghe, Daniel Firman, Christelle Familiari, Laurent Tixador, David Shrigley, Pipilotti Ryst, Francis Alys, Hippolyte Hentgen, Sophie Calle... 

Your favorite composers ::
Erik Satie, David Bowie, The Velvet Underground, Blondie, Brigitte Fontaine, Les Tétines Noires, Cocorosie, Post Gods, Jacques Luley, Yma Sumac, Meredith Monk, Rodolphe Burger, Bertrand Belin, Billy Eilish... 

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
le père de mon frère et le fils de mon père 

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
la belle-mère de mon mari 

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: 
all the dictators 

Your favorite food and drink ::
salad mescluns, flowers, cheeses, breads, wine and gin tonic 

Your favorite names ::
Sam Moore 

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) :: 
Charlton, ma chatte quand elle veut sortir, entrer, sortir, entrer, sortir… 

The change you most anticipate ::
follow my intuition 

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
se transformer, changer de sexe, d’identité, d’apparence à sa guise 

How I would like to die ::
rapidement, ou bien quelque chose comme un envol sans la chute, tel Le saut dans le vide de Yves Klein 

What is your present state of mind :: 
douteuse et impatiente 

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
le doute et la maladresse 

Your favorite motto :: 
"L’art est ce qui rend la vie plus intéressante que l’art" - Robert Filliou

15 février 2021 - 14:22

Anabelle Hulaut est une artiste plasticienne poète française, née en 1970. 
Elle vit et travaille à Château-Gontier. Elle s’intéresse aux situations ambigües où chacun, l’artiste, le spectateur et/ou lecteur sont obligés de jouer le rôle de détective. 

Anabelle Hulaut is a french poet visual artist, born in 1970. 
She lives and works in Château-Gontier. She is interested in ambiguous situations where everyone, the artist, the viewer and/or reader is forced to play the role of detective.

PALOMA PEÑARUBBIA


Your favorite virtue ::
Curiosity

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
the mustache

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
the nipple

Your favorite occupation :: 
Record landscapes with the camera

Your idea of happiness :: 
Be happy with little things

Your idea of misery :: 
lose the battle with yourself

If not yourself, who would you like to be :: 
A cat

Where would you like to live :: 
Norway, Berlin, Thailand ... a little here, a little there

Your favorite color :: 
Blue

Your favorite flower :: 
“La flor de mi secreto”

Your favorite prose authors :: 
Oliver Sacks

Your favorite poets :: 
Sylvia Plath

Your favorite heroes in fiction :: 
Super López

Your favorite heroines in fiction :: 
Eleven

Your favorite painters :: 
Leonora Carrington

Your favorite composers :: 
Alberto Iglesias

Your favorite heroes in real life :: 
Stephen Hawkins

Your favorite heroines in real life :: 
The mothers

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

Your favorite food and drink :: 
Gazpacho

Your favorite names :: 
Lucía

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you):: 
Unwanted noises

The change you most anticipate:: 
A global paradigm shift

A gift of nature I would like to have :: 
The lighting

How I would like to die :: 
Fearless, painless

What is your present state of mind :: 
Inflection

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
make a mistake or be a little clumsy

Your favorite motto :: 
follow your intuition

27 février 2020 - 00:47

Paloma Peñarubbia is a composer and a cultural manager
invested in different multimedia projects. Paloma is living in Malaga.

Bromo
transdisciplina

Paloma Peñarrubia (Music) and Azael Ferrer (Visuals) are BROMO

Photo by Martin de Arriba
Edit Pic and design of BROMO by Elsa Paricio

VAL DENHAM


Your favorite virtue ::
Bravery

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
Chivalry, intelligence, strength, positivity, humour, empathy and honesty/loyalty.

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
Intelligence, femininity, positivity, humour, empathy and honesty/loyalty.

Your idea of happiness ::
Being with my wife Gail.

Your idea of misery ::
Having to be sensible / logical for other people. Having to pretend to be a "normal"person.
Having to work at a job that you hate for 5 days a week.

If not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
Louise Brooks, Wonder Woman, Charlie Chaplin, David Bowie.

Where would you like to live ::
Here, in my house in Yorkshire. Right here, right now.

Your favorite colour ::
Cobalt blue

Your favorite flower ::
Bluebells

Your favorite prose authors ::
William Shakespeare, William Burroughs, JT LeRoy, Jean Genet, John Lennon, Ivor Cuttler.

Your favorite poets ::
W.H. Auden, Silvia Plath, Homer Flynn, William Shakespeare, Simon Armitage, Christina Rossetti.

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Pere Ubu, Superman, The Joker, Dr.Who, Frankenstein's monster, Count Dracula, The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Jane Eyre, Wonderwoman, Alice in Wonderland, Agnes Dempster, Villanelle (Villeneuve), Dorothy Gale.

Your favorite painters ::
Pierre Molinier, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Claude Monet, Leonardo DaVinci, Howard Hodkins, Salvador Dali, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Grayson Perry, Joseph Beuys, Jake & Dinos Chapman, HR Giger, Karel Appel, Austin Osman Spare, Adolf Wolfli, Clovis Trouille, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Gustav Klimt, Hieronymus Bosch, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Henri Matisse, Max Ernst, Myself.

Your favorite composers ::
Claude Debussy, The Residents, Faust, David Bowie, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Joni Mitchel, John Tavener, Eric Satie, Vaughn Williams.

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein, Leigh Bowery, Alan Turing, Jesus Christ, Anton Szandor LaVey, Quentin Crisp.

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Greta Thunberg, Marie Curie, Boudicca, Mary Mother of Jesus, Rosa Parks, Genesis Breyer P.Orridge.

What character (s) in history do you most dislike ::
Adolf Hitler and all The Third Reich, Joseph Stalin, Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong Un. Moa Zedong.

Your favorite food and drink ::
American hot pepperoni pizza, chocolate, crispy duck pancakes, fish and chips, ham and cheese sandwiches, fish finger sandwiches, fresh fruit salad, nuts, porridge, Marmite, most fishes.

Your favorite names :: 
Wolf (it's my son's middle name), Zelta (my daughter's name), Stella,
Sebastian, Ariel, Vincent, Silverstar Amoeba.

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

The change you most anticipate ::
That there will come a time when transgender people will be more accepted by most people, as the gay community is now becoming more accepted in various sectors of society.

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
To be a fine pianist, what a wonderful thing to be able to do? My own playing is sadly "very challenging".

How I would like to die ::
Without pain, with my wife next to me, as I fade away into the light.

What is your present state of mind ::
Content and positive, as I generally am.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
I tolerate my wife's untidy working method and her procrastination. This involves having several lots of paperwork strewn about. I tolerate only her procrastination, no one else's.

Your favorite motto ::
I'm too old a cat to be shagged by kittens. (One of my Grandmother's sayings)

26 février 2020 - 12:23

Val Denham is an artist, poet, musician and transgender icon from Yorkshire, England.
Born in 1957, she has been creating her own universe since being a little boy.
She seems to have inspired a lot of people.
She has been labelled an “Outsider artist” in some quarters.
However, she describes herself as “A cleaning lady”

Val perfectly explains her modus operandi: “I employ a figurative and non-figurative semi surrealist
symbolism...my art is a kind of therapy...the internal map of my neuroses, severe Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder and Gender Dysphoria...analyse the surface of Tranart
(Val’s name for her own art and music) and you glimpse neurotic hieroglyphs trying to describe what
it is to be me.
Meanings are always masked in a kind of visual or musical code within my work. Even now I employ
obscuring patterns and imagery; though the reason to do so no longer exists...I no longer live a
double life suppressing my true nature, but the code still remains.”
Val has released many limited edition CDR albums, many with hand painted cover art that now
command very high prices to collectors. She has also released a box set of vinyl albums of her early
work for the German Vinyl-on-Demand label.
There are also 7 officially released albums on various labels. She is now releasing records on the
German Psychofon label who also release the work of her favourite band The Residents.

" For many years she has been collaborating with the Argentinian band Farmacia. She has performed live as the key member of The Death & Beauty Foundation. She has also performed under the guise of Silverstar Amoeba with her long standing guitarist Oli Novadnieks and with the Swiss group Black Sun Productions, as well as performing live in her own solo events." Vanessa Sinclair

She once did some record covers for Marc Almond, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and a few others.
But she is still basically a cleaning lady.

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Photo :: Steve Goodwin

MARCEL GSCHWEND aka BIT-TUNER


Your favorite virtue ::
Empathy

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
Honesty, Intelligence

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
Intelligence, Honesty

Your favorite occupation ::
Musician

Your idea of happiness ::
Be satisfied

Your idea of misery ::
Suffer from hunger

if not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
Rick Rubin

Where would you like to live ::
Tinos (Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea)

Your favorite color ::
Blue

Your favorite flower ::
Lily

Your favorite prose authors ::
Michel Houellebecq, Vladimir Nabokov, Christian Kracht, Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, Aldous Huxley

Your favorite poets ::
Charles Bukowski

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Agent Dale Cooper, Raoul Duke, Dr. Gonzo, Antonio Montana

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Ellen Louise Ripley, Princess Leia Organa, The Bride (Kill Bill)

Your favorite painters ::
Francis Bacon, Miriam Cahn, Caravaggio, Egon Schiele, Emma Kunz, Francisco Sierra

Your favorite composers ::
Ennio Morricone, Igor Stravinsky, J.S. Bach, Arvo Pärt, György Ligeti

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
David Bowie, RZA, Lee Scratch Perry, Médecins sans frontières

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Kim Gordon, Pussy Riot, DJ Marcelle, Médecins sans frontières

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

Your favorite food and drink ::
Rösti with Cheese, Laab Gai, Old Fashioned

Your favorite names ::

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Waiting in line

The change you most anticipate ::
Patience & inner peace

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
Flying like a bird and swimming like a fish

How I would like to die ::
Asleep

What is your present state of mind ::
Restless

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Unpunctuality

Your favorite motto ::
With my intuition i'll master a tricky situation.

25 février 2020 - 13:15

Music producer, Marcel Gschwend aka Bit-Tuner lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland.

⊕ Bit-Tuner
EXO

AMÉLIE RAVALEC


Your favorite virtue(s) ::
Passion, determination and integrity

Your favorite occupation ::
Film directing

Your idea of happiness ::
Achieving everything I set out to

Your idea of misery ::
Not creating

Where would you like to live ::
Tokyo

Your favorite prose authors ::
Hubert Selby Jr., Irvine Welsh, Jay McInerney, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Michel Houellebecq, Rupert Thomson, Craig Clevenger, Donna Tartt, Virginie Despentes, Frederick Exley, Guillermo Arriaga, Haruki Murakami, Iain Levison, Constance Debré, John Burnside, Timothy Findley

Your favorite poets ::
Charles Baudelaire

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Jean des Esseintes

Your favorite painters and visual artists ::
Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Francisco Goya, William Blake, Henry Fuseli, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Alex Gray, Laurie Lipton, Val Denham, Tadanori Yokoo, Andreas Cellarius, Fritz Kahn,
Brodsky & Utkin, Elzo Durt, Claudio Romo, Luigi Serafini, Leonora Carrington

Your favorite composers ::
Coil, Cabaret Voltaire, SPK, Throbbing Gristle, Clint Mansell, Matt Dunkley, Ancient Methods,
Regis, Adam X, Kareem, Click Click, Clock DVA, Dalek, DAF, In Slaughter Natives, Arcana, In
The Nursery, The Secession, Lustmord, Angelo Badalamenti, Arpanet, Colin Potter, Haus Arafna

Your favorite photographers ::
Shuji Terayama, Eikoh Hosoe, Daido Moriyama, Miron Zownir, Cagdas Erdogan, Cristina Garcia
Rodero, Andreas Bitesnich, Joel Peter Witkins, Laurent Benaïm, Antoine D’Agata, Araki Noyuboshi, Harry Gruyaert, Andreas Gursky, Edward Burtynsky, William Mortensen

Your favorite non-fiction authors ::
André Breton, George Bataille, Carl Jung, Oliver Sacks, Friedrich Nietzsche, Antonin Artaud, Jean Dubuffet, Adam Parfrey, Jean-François Bizot, Sigmund Freud, Irvin D. Yalom, Jean Genet, Siri Hustvedt, Michio Kaku, Naomi Klein

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Pop music, small talk, mediocrity

The change you most anticipate ::
Artificial intelligence

How I would like to die ::
Fulfilled

Your favorite motto ::
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam / I shall either find a way or make one

16 février 2020 - 20:32

Amélie Ravalec is a London-based film director, producer, photographer, video editor and colourist.
She directed Art & Mind (2019), Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay (2015) and 
Paris/Berlin: 20 Years Of Underground Techno (2012).

⊕ Amélie Ravalec

GERARD MALANGA


Your favorite virtue ::
Love.

Your favorite qualities in a man :: 
simpatico

Your favorite qualities in a woman :: 
vivaciousness, honesty

Your favorite occupation :: 
writing poetry, taking photographs.

Your idea of happiness ::
As quoted in the Don Juan/Castaneda books: "Follow your nature to be happy."

Your idea of misery :: 
boredom

If not yourself, who would you like to be :: 
Myself twice over.

Where would you like to live :: 
Cornwall, England, or in the South of France.

Your favorite color ::
Blue

Your favorite flower ::
chamomile

Your favorite tree :: 
the Noble Oak

Your favorite prose writers :: 
Romain Gary

Your favorite nonfiction author :: 
George Orwell

Your favorite poets :: 
Marcel Proust, Robert Lowell, Theodore Roethke.

Your favorite painters :: 
Maurice Utrillo, Bob Thompson

Your favorite composers :: 
Charles Ives, Angus MacLise, Husker Du, Ennio Morricone, Moussorgsky.

What character in history do you most dislike :: 
Donald Trump

Your favorite food and drink :: 
Italian food, sparkling water (w/ ice), Ginger Ale (w/ice), tomato juice (w/ ice).

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

The change you most anticipate :: 
old age

A gift of nature you would like to have :: 
money and lots of it.

How would I like to die :: 
In my sleep.

What is your present state of mind :: 
Balanced

For what fault have you the most toleration :: 
foolishness

What are your favorite periodicals :: 
The World of Interiors (UK), The Guardian (UK), The New York Times

What's your favorite brand-name watch :: 
Cartier, the one I'm wearing.

What's your favorite movie or movies ::
Citizen Kane, The Leopard, and Godard's JLG/JLG and Film Socialisme.

Who are your favorite movie directors :: 
Jean-Luc Godard, Stan Brakhage, Michelangelo Antonioni

Who's your favorite fashion designer :: 
Oleg Cassini

What's your favorite pastime :: 
Visiting flea markets, reading books.

Who are your favorite photographers :: 
Richard Avedon, Wolf Suschitzky, Julien Merieau, Nicola Brandt

What are your favorite cities :: 
Paris and London

What are your favorite hobbies :: 
Collecting antique postcards, movie-stills, ephemera, cravats.

What is your favorite attire :: 
 Schott's motorcycle jacket, greatcoats (from Hungary or Poland)

Your favorite restaurant :: 
Lucien (NYC).

Your favorite café :: 
The Flore (Paris)

Your favorite typewriter :: 
Olympia manual

Your favorite dogs ::
German shepherd, Irish wolfhound, Borzoi

Your favorite cats :: 
chartreux, domestic tortoiseshell, domestic black cat

Your favorite quote ::
in an interview with the BBC, Ezra Pound remarked that "without curiosity, the artist is dead."

6 février 2020 - 21:00

Poet, photographer, filmmaker, actor, curator, Gerard Malanga is living in the Catskills.

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GM with the Noble Oak / photo by Asako Kitaori

MICHAEL ANDERSON aka DREKKA


Your favorite virtue ::
Patience and temperance. Two things I strive to master as I get older, with a mindfulness towards stoicism. I consider myself an optimistic nihilist ; assume the worst / hope for the best.

Your favorite qualities in a person ::
My favorite quality in a person is someone who is mindful of how one's actions and presence affects those around them. Be kind, patient, courteous, and don't take one's own shit out on those around them.

Your favorite occupation ::
Sounds artist, I love my work.

Your idea of happiness ::
Being present in the moment, without undo anxiety, distraction, or financial concern.

Your idea of misery ::
Loss of personal freedom, due to physical, mental, or political strife.

If not yourself, who you would like to be ::
I would still be myself, I would just not be this self.

Where would you like to live ::
In a small coastal town in northern New England, large house overlooking the sea.

Your favorite color ::
Black, but I am not sure that is a color. Is it all color or no color?

Your favorite flower ::
Black orchid, Scottish thistle

Your favorite prose authors ::
I don't read much, due to a pretty pronounced dyslexia. I do love the first few Frank Herbert "Dune" books and the novels of Leonard Cohen.

Your favorite poets ::
Leonard Cohen, but I prefer to listen to him read his work rather than read it for myself.

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Grendal, Andy Warhol, Super Grover

Your favorite painters ::
Swampdonkey, Andy Warhol, orthodox iconographers like Andrei Rublev

Your favorite composers ::
Simon Fisher Turner, Gordon Sharp, Joanna Brouk, Delia Derbyshire, Adam Parks, whoever composed the Byzantine chants, the honkyoku shakuhachi compositions of the Fuke sect, or the Liturgies of the Ethiopian Orthodox church

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
I do not have any heroes, as we are all simply people hopefully doing the best we can. But, some people who I respect greatly and find important to my life are Verity Lambert, Andrey Tarkovsky, Satyajit Ray, Abbas Kiarostami, Leonard Cohen, Robert Smith, Mark Hollis, Adam Parks, Yabby
You, King Tubby, Mark Trecka, Carrie Weaver, Victor and Elsa Anderson, Steven Stapleton... and of course, the KLF.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Those deluded by notions of the "noble sacrifice of war" and blind pride, those blinded by zenophobia in all it's masks; fascism, racism, classism, etc.

Your favorite food and drink ::
Assam black tea w/ milk and a tiny bit of sugar, espresso with a bit of cream, dark chocolate, ethiopian and Indian food

Your favorite names ::
The Doctor

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Modern sound devices ; the shrill pings and beeps of cell phones, the sub bass from a bump trunk... again, mindful of how one's actions and presence affects those around them. Modern life has made people self absorbed and discourteous.

The change you most anticipate ::
Real time, person to person contact becoming less and less common as people merge with their online personas.

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
I am not sure the gifts of nature can be had by anyone, contrary to popular corporate belief systems. My favorite gifts of nature are dusk, the stillness of deep, cold winter nights, the sound of rain and thunder as heard from inside my house, watching fire burn, and engaging the waves as they roll along the shoreline.

How I would like to die ::
Painlessly in my sleep ; clear minded and a little over 100 years old.

What is your present state of mind ::
Low level, controllable anxiety. Mindly overwhelmed by life, in a good way. Hopeful for the future and deeply in love.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Frustration

Your favorite motto ::
"If you are not five minutes early, you are ten minutes late." - Leonard Cohen
"Ecstacy under duress" - Test Dept.

30 octobre 2019 - 12:30

Working under the name DREKKA since 1996, Michael Anderson is a musician, living in Bloomington, Indiana.

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DREKKA, Joshua Tree, CA, 30 jan 19 //  photo by Carrie Weaver