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Back Talk with Know Hope

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010

One reason you make art:


To send out transmissions, reflect, and be a mirror (both introspectively and retrospectively). And sing a messy anthem for unsung moments.



The last good movie you saw:


Harold and Maude.



Something you’ve always wanted to do, but have yet to:


Find an objective moment, or maybe not.






Favorite country or city visited:


San Francisco. I also like Tel Aviv.



A few words that sum up your philosophy on life:


We're born into this alone and leave this alone, but in between we create common moments that are the collective memory that lingers like a time capsule.



Something you want the world to know about you:


I'm burdened with a sentimental heart, but try to pretend that I’m not.





Something that annoys or frustrates you about people:


Patriotism, in all its forms.



Something that concerns you:


Patriotism, in all its forms.



Artists you admire:


Shel Silverstien, Raymond Pettibon, Chris Johanson and a lot of people I know (it’s in the everyday life, not on a piece of paper or any surface or platform, for that matter).





Favorite quote(s):





The first record or CD you ever bought? The last album you downloaded?


I think that would probably be Green Day's Dookie. Latest album I bought is Barry McGuire's Eve of Destruction.



Something you do when you’re procrastinating?


I have no idea, I don’t know where that time goes. I think it equally is divided between spacing out and pretending to catch up on emails.





What is your most defining characteristic?


Ambivalent, but somewhat hopeful.



What is your greatest fear?


To go insane. Also, a lot of inevitable things that happen everyday to other people.



The moment you realized you were an ‘artist’:


I'm not sure. Maybe once I noticed my habits, days, consolations and worries all revolved around it or involved it. I don’t mean to sound melodramatic, but I think it was when I realized I can’t really do anything else, whatever that means. Actually, I don't really know what the question or that whole answer means.




Your greatest quality:





Something you wish you could change or alter about yourself:





What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken and was it worth it?


I don’t feel I've ever taken a true risk.





Something you wish you had known five years ago:


That hindsight is a devil in disguise that eventually becomes your lover.



What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years of your life?


Figure out the difference between an arm and a crutch. And to keep the fingers moving, the heart moving, and the train chugging.



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