You’ve been traveling, where have you been?
Uptown, Tribeca, Dumbo, Chinatown
What was that like?
I hate brooklyn
Where are you at right now?
Sunset marquis west hollywood
You lived in Paris for a bit, right?
What does Paris have that New York doesn’t?
Do you speak french?
Yes not very well
Can you give me a french poem?
Je vois dans votre
les oiseaux qui mangent des ordures
et le ciel
rouge comme le
Is there anything that you wish New York still had?
More gas stations they seem to be disappearing
Miro, Matisse, Mondrian
When did you start making art?
When i was really young but trying to be serious about it was after i got involved with skating and met Neil Blender
You have a distinct way of writing that feels very organic. Was there anything that influenced this?
Can you tell me about Back Worlds and For Words, the performance you did in ’98 in Germany?
At the time i had a more complex idea of what would happen and if seems if i had made it that way i envisioned it then it would not have been as good. the simplicity made it work
Who made the outfit?
I took it to an embroidery place. it is just a fencing outfit
Would you ever want to do something like that now?
Yes for sure
What was your biggest influence when you were 20?
What is your biggest influence now?
I don’t know
Do you read a lot?
I try to
Last book you read?
I read books to my daughter before she goes to bed.
Anything you’d like to add?
Travel safe be well
Conversation with Mark Gonzales, NYC, May 2016. Photography by Études Studio.