1. What did you show at Strangelove Festival in March?
I was really honoured to be selected as a finalist and have the opportunity to screen my three-part music video / self-directed short film for NEO 10Y vs. NIHIL: The Kid That Killed Trump at StrangeLove Festival 2017. A concept film that I shot in NY on the night of the first presidential debate. It shows the story of a drug forlorn Mickey Mouse impersonator in Times Square who subsequently deletes Donald Trump.
2. What mediums do you work with?
I work across music, narrative and physical design and film.
3. How do you know when you have completed a work?
It’s relative to each piece, but I know when I can’t flaw it anymore for a week or so. I have to sit back and learn to love a track, or a film, or a painting for what it is. It’s important to be a perfectionist, but at the same time, there’s an element of self-acceptance with appreciating your own artistry.
4. How important is the presentation of your work and viewer engagement?
Probably the most important element. I like it when people are impacted and then respond. It doesn’t have to be a lengthy response, but if there is no impact then was it really worth the creative effort?
5. If you could choose to show your artwork in a non traditional art setting, where would that be?
I guess that’s what I always do, I have some performances coming up in more industrial, raw, guerrilla spaces. I like the idea of doing more pop-up shows.
6. With the increasing evolution of technology, where do you see film in the next ten years?
It’s a piece of history now, the narrative came before the popularity and Trump’s term / America’s sentence has just made the piece more timeless…
7. If you could create a time based arts compilation, what would be on it?
Elliott Smith, Zaha Hadid, Bob Marley. Apparently all my idols are dead.
View the artist’s website here: http://neo10y.space
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