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Back Talk with Andrew Wright

Juxtapoz // Sunday, 09 Aug 2009


 How do you feel right now? 




If you could wake up in a different place tomorrow morning, where would it be and what would you do?


It would be in the Whitney Museum Of Modern Guggenheim. I’d be doing an interactive, live, performance installation that I was paid $8 a second to create.


If you lost your creative skill, how would you see yourself making a living?


Both are impossible.

If you could punch one living contemporary artist, who would it be?


Sorry, I'm a pacifist.


Was your first kiss worth writing a song about?


Hmmm, first french kiss, 6th grade, worth writing a song about? Definitely. Actually my cousin's dog frenched me when I was about 5 years old. So I guess that would be my first french kiss. I didn't kiss back though so maybe it doesn't count. My first non-french kiss may have been in kindergarten? I think it was during recess on the far side of the playground. That kiss was worth a song too. Memories.


At what point were you particularly happy?


The time I was petting a dog and french kissing a girl at the same time.


No regrets allowed, but there must have been one?


I regret the time I didn't rescue a sparrow from an attacking crow.


What trait do your friends have in common?


They all love zombie movies.

If you had to evacuate your home or studio, what's the one thing you would grab?


My backpack full of all my important stuff.


Greatest love of your life?


Crystal Lee Kovacs’ butt.


What is your favorite vice?


It is a tie between dark chocolate and sleep deprivation.

When you blow out the birthday candles, what do you wish for?


That there will be world peace while there are still living humans on the planet.


If you could play a character from a favorite film or TV show for a day, who would it be?


The 5 year old in me wants to say Benny Hill, but the 22 year old in me wants to say Mark Gonzales in Video Days, but I'll say Pee Wee Herman in both Pee Wee movies. Are they ever going to make more Pee Wee Herman movies? I keep hearing rumors they are. They better. What's the hold up?

Do you ever lie?




Do you think viewers understand the intent of your work?


I think usually they do understand what I'm doing in my art, even if they don't understand me.


What virtue can you do without?


Racism. Is that a virtue? If it is it shouldn't be.

Do you even notice when you're swearing?


I was raised not to swear, so I don't do it unless I am acting or writing.


What has been your proudest moment?


Shit! Fart! Cum! I don't know!


What would you like to be remembered for?


Every good thing that I've ever done, ever, forever.


How would you prefer to die? 


Alone and cold, shivering in a corner, hated by all... NOT!



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