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them into another form make me feel secure. For example, I really like how people deal with a movie poster – a strange combination of image and title/text, without any context, which could really confuse the viewer. You know there’s something happening here, and there is a whole, complete story out there, but you cannot figure it out at this moment. It is montage, smart, or you can even say that has been made to trick viewers. I think art is a kind of humour. What is the most challenging part about working with performance? Looking for my model/performer. When I think of a scene, an image comes up in my mind simultaneously; to find people who fit that sense is not easy. I have written a few scripts that await the right time and right people. If I can write this here: If you are interested to be my model/performer, please DO email me. Haha! Do you think of yourself as a conceptual artist? I don’t give myself a definition of what I do; I am really into conceptual art though. In your opinion, what role does the artist have in society? In my opinion, artists are also some kind of perfectionists. They do what they believe. I heard this a couple days ago but I can’t recall it precisely; in essence, what I heard was that destroying perfectionist is destroying the whole society’s standard —if I can say it that way. Artists are not intended to play any role in ‘society’; they seem to be rather passive interlocutors. The artists’ role is defined by viewers, who pick what they urgently need. How would you describe the art scene in your area? To be honest I don’t know well. I think video/digital/conceptual art is popular and common among young people. What are your future plans as an artist? Tell us a little about your background and how that influences you as an artist. I have a theatre and fine arts educational background; because of that, I am quite concerned about the overall atmosphere of

the piece. I have always wanted my work to be a narrative, like ‘see, there is something happening!’ It has its plot. On the other hand, I don’t want these story to be fully revealed. Abstracting my feelings, distorting them, and constructing

In the short term, I will continue exploring the image/video field; I am planning to make a short film at the moment. However, in the future, I would like to try things that I never came across. I am not a person with strong perseverance.

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Art Reveal Magazine no. 30  

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