Hello, how are you?
Where are you right now?
Made a move from my desk to the sofa.
Which sounds surround you?
Inside – my husband slamming my desktop keyboard playing a video game.
“Empty spaces and awkwardly drawn objects in cartoons”
Have you been productive so far? What are you working on?
My office design work, now from home, has been keeping me pretty busy. I had days when I worked for 10+h. Noting stopped there. Aside, I try to catch up with my other personal projects that go slower by nature. Listening to music dramatically slowed down in these conditions.
What inspires you right now?
Empty spaces and awkwardly drawn objects in cartoons.
Reading material you can recommend?
Ursula Le Guin – “Lathe of Heaven”
Yevgeny Zamyatin – “We”
Machine Landscapes – “Architectures of the Post Anthropocene”
Maggie Nelson – “Art of Cruelty”
Dominique Lawalrée – Waiting for the Bus
Miles Davis – The Maids of Cadiz
I Made Subandi – Tari Klinyar (new dance choreography – music : Jegog and Semarpegulingan Gamelan)
Sanshô Dayû, Mizoguchi (1954)
What’s your opinion on live-streams? You see any alternative ways to support the music community?
2D and excessive. They were quite present before all this, so at this point they carry an alienating sentiment. Few days ago though, I engaged for the first time when friends in Belgrade had one of their streams. I watched for a bit, even joined the chat on this Twitch streaming platform and for a moment I was amused, felt a breeze of a “connection” -.- Alternative – honestly, contemplating on this futures is so merely speculative that it becomes an energy drain. Reminder of how confusing it is and how, for now, powerless we are.
What are you missing most? What are you afraid of?
My little nephew in Belgrade. 5G conspiracy theorists.
What will change you think?
It will stay with people as a sort of trauma but as we are adaptable creatures I imagine nothing extreme will happen in a way that is too radical. Structurally, this will be a driving factor for many things in the future and I guess we will see on the go how things shape. I’m sure we will see some behavioral analysis and 3D simulations, later tutorials, on how to navigate our bodies that will at first seem bizarre and then in time become more normal.
What is the gig or occasion you were most looking for, that was cancelled in this period?
Donaufestival would have been just recently for me.
Are you still able to pay your rent?