Archive for: May, 2005

Visual Interview with Polly Chandler • Photographer

This week, we continue a series of visual interviews, in which an artist or photographer replies to our interview questions with a sketch or photograph. This week’s visual interview is with photographer Polly Chandler. Click on the question to view her reply.

SM: Do you have anything you carry around for good luck?

SM: If you were posed in a photograph to be displayed in a museum, what sort of photograph would you like to have taken of you?

SM: When was the last time you noticed everything getting really quiet around you?

SM: When was the last time you had a case of insomnia, and what did you do to remedy it?

SM: Please describe one of your most frequent daily habits.

SM: If you woke up to find all the clocks running backwards, and the people around you going backward with them, how would you spend your day?

SM: If there was a door someone could open and see inside your head, what would someone have to say in order to open it?

SM: When was the last time something left you with a profound sense of mystery?

SM: Hypothetical: names spoken aloud are outlawed, and every one has to choose a visual symbol to represent themselves. Please describe your symbol.

SM: When was the last time you were drawn to an unfamiliar building?

www.pollychandler.com

Interview with Matthew Forsythe • Artist

This week, we continue a series of visual interviews, in which an artist or photographer replies to our interview questions with a sketch or photograph. This week’s visual interview is with artist Matthew Forsythe. Click on the question to view his reply.

SM: What do you suppose your arch-nemesis is doing right now?

SM: If we were to find you looking up, what you likely be looking for?

SM: If you were heard to remark,”Don’t worry, I’ll charm my way out of it.”, what would you likely be referring to?

SM: What do you think people see when they watch you dancing?

SM: What is currently the most useful object in your pockets?

SM: If you had to provide evidence that you are who you say you are, how would you go about it?

SM: When the devil finds out what you’ve been up to lately, how is he going to feel?

SM: If we sent you to live three thousand years in the future, what would you pack in your suitcase?

SM: Where do you like to go to sort out your thoughts?

SM: What would you like everyone to know about you?

www.comingupforair.net
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Interview with Nina Paley • Artist

SM: If you were looking for ghosts walking around disguised as men, what would give them away?

NP: Their online personal ads.

SM: If we were to replace your heartbeat with a song, what would you prefer it be?

NP: Something Bhangra.

SM: Where is the most soothing place near you that you can think of?

NP: My sofa, with my cat beside me and sunlight streaming through the window.

SM: How would you recommend we deal with loudmouths and braggarts?

NP: Spay and neuter.

SM: Please indulge us with an anecdote.

NP: My husband dumped me by email.

SM: If you were heard to remark,”It’s alright, I’m here from the future.”, where and when would you likely be?

NP: Here, one milisecond from now.

SM: What would you bring with you if you knew that tomorrow you were going to the most important place you’d ever been?

SM: Questions.

SM: If your dreams are a type of language, who are you speaking with?

NP: Myself.

SM: Please describe your style of dancing to someone who has never seen it.

NP: I only dance in private. Really! I’m too inhibited to dance in public.

SM: Please compose a brief poem or haiku on the subject of your choosing.

NP:
The fruit the producer supplies
is produced for a market that buys.
When production expands
beyond market demands
then the fruit is produced for the flies.

www.ninapaley.com