Targeted artists answer James Lipton’s Ten Questions

 


Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with a famous list of ten questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same ten questions to gain insight into their personalities and work. This week, Omar Imam, Garrett O. Hansen, and Colleen Plumb answer James Lipton’s Top Ten!

  1. What is your favorite word?

Omar: Bianca ( my daughter)
Garrett: Azafata
Colleen: Waterfall

2.      What is your least favorite word?

O: Stereotype
G: Committee
C: Sick

3.      What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

O: Contradictions around me, and the ability to mix them all 
G: Quiet
C: Music, friends, nature

4.      What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

O: Repetition
G: Theory
C: Worry

5.      What sound or noise do you love?

O: Rain
G: Rain falling on the roof of a cabin
C: The sound of breeze from inside a grove of aspen trees

6.      What sound or noise do you hate?

O: Clock ticking
G: The noise Outlook makes when a new email arrives
C: Lawn mowers

7.      What is your favorite curse word?

O: Arssa (Arabic)
G: 
Scheisse (German)
C: Fucking Bullshit

8.      What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

O: Psychologist
G: Woodworker
C: Vet

9.      What profession would you not like to do?

O: Politician
G: White House Press Secretary
C: Financial anything

10.   If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

O: Syrian passport is welcome
G: 
It’s good to see you again.
C: Hi


Targeted runs through September 1, 2017.
See the entire exhibition on our website here. 

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Laurent Millet answers James Lipton’s Top Ten

Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends these conversations with a list of his Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!

Petite Machine Littorale du 13 octobre II, 1997

Petite Machine Littorale du 13 octobre II, 1997 © Laurent Millet

This week, Laurent Millet answers James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions!

1.     What is your favorite word?
Liberty

2.     What is your least favorite word?
none

3.     What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Being on my own

4.     What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Not being on my own

5.     What sound or noise do you love?
Sheep’s bells

6.     What sound or noise do you hate?
Chalk on the black board

7.     What is your favorite curse word?
Bordel de merde (rough translation “for crying out loud”)

8.     What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Surf Bum

9.     What profession would you not like to do?
All except artist or surf bum

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
At last!

See Somnium, Laurent’s first solo show in Chicago, through April 29, 2017.

Serge Najjar Answers James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions

Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with his list of Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!

This week, Serge Najjar answers James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions!

Galaxy, 2016
Galaxy, 2016
  1. What is your favorite word? Resilience
  1. What is your least favorite word? Impossible
  1. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Light
  1. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Aggressiveness
  1. What sound or noise do you love? Laughter (good)
  1. What sound or noise do you hate? Laughter (bad)
  1. What is your favorite curse word? Va voir si je suis ailleurs (rough translation “Get lost”)
  1. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Professional ice cream taster
  1. What profession would you not like to do? Anything related to politics
  1. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You made my day

You can see all of Serge’s work on our website or stop by the gallery to see his solo show on view through February 25, 2017!

Clarissa Bonet Answers James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions

Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with his list of Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!

This week, Clarissa Bonet answers James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions!

Proximity, 2014
Proximity, 2014

1.  What is your favorite word? Observation

2.  What is your least favorite word? Hopeless

3.  What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Light

4.  What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Confrontation and aggression

5.  What sound or noise do you love? The cacophony of different sounds in the city center; it sounds like muted chaos.

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6.   What sound or noise do you hate? SCREAMING!

7.   What is your favorite curse word? cluster-f–k

8.  What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Window Display Artist

9.   What profession would you not like to do? Truck driver. I can’t imagine maneuvering in such a large object, especially in a congested place like the city.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Come on in, relax and have a drink.

SL.2016.0610 NYC, 2016
SL.2016.0610 NYC, 2016

You can see all of Clarissa’s work on our website or stop by the gallery to see her solo show on view through October 29, 2016!

James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions Answered by Jonna Kina

Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with his list of Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!

This week we feature Jonna Kina’s answers to these questions. Her video, Secret Words and Related Stories, is included in our current exhibit, Still Moving. Jonna’s video piece is a collection of anonymous passwords and the stories behind them, read by young actors between the ages of 12-16 years old. These are thoughtful, humorous, and emotional stories about a chosen word that often discloses personal information, which is the antithesis of its purpose. We also featured Jonna’s photographs as part of Ctrl+P: Photography Taken Offline. Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 4.06.37 PM

1.     What is your favorite word?
Yes

2.     What is your least favorite word?
No

3.     What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Lightness

4.     What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Heaviness

5.     What sound or noise do you love?
A Black-Throated LoonScreen Shot 2016-08-23 at 4.14.56 PM

6.     What sound or noise do you hate?
Sound of war

7.     What is your favorite curse word?
Perkele

8.     What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A Private detective

9.     What profession would you not like to do?
A Professional Space traveler

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“Long time no see”Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 4.15.14 PMYou can watch Secret Words and Related Stories on our website or visit the gallery to see it in person! Still Moving runs through September 2.

James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions Answered by Kevin O. Mooney

Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with his list of Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!

This week we feature Kevin O. Mooney, one of the artists in our Still Moving show. His work, 365247, shown on a flat panel monitor, is a video comprised of more than 250,000 still images. Twelve videos play simultaneously, each representing a month in the life of the artist, making a comment on the passage of time.

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1. What is your favorite word?
Yes

2. What is your least favorite word?
No

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Life, waking up in the morning… any day that I wake up is a good day… Friends, family, my students…

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Individuals that are selfish or think that they are superior to everyone around them, people that are pretentious and are not genuine… I do not have any patience for that characteristic trait…

5. What sound or noise do you love?
Wind and or Rain, a summer breeze… wind chimes.

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
Traffic gridlock…. it stresses me out to no extent.

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
God Damn It!

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Secret Agent Bond, James Bond…. especially with an Scottish accent…

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Any 9 to 5 job…

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
How you doing?

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You can see Kevin O. Mooney’s work on our website or stop by the gallery to check it out. Still Moving runs through September 2.

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James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions Answered by Jan Kaesbach

Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with his list of Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!

This week we feature Jan Kaesbach, one of the artists in our Still Moving show. His video works or “moving portraits” are composed of 3500 still images played on a loop. Sequence-jan1. What is your favorite word?
Epiphany

2. What is your least favorite word?
Regulation

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
The sea

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Rush hour

5. What sound or noise do you love?
Ipswich accents

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
Sirens

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
Oh f-f-fiddlesticks!

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Tree nursery manager

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Art dealer

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Already?

Stave Maker, 2015

You can see more photos and videos of Jan Kaesbach’s work on our website or stop by the gallery to check it out. Still Moving runs through September 2.

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