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?
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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.

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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?

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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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James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions Answered by Tim Tate

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!
Our series continues with Tim Tate whose work you can see in our Still Moving show.

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1. What is your favorite word?
“Mixed-media” (ok, I hyphenated it….call it artistic license). For years I believed that my work had to be primarily if not totally in glass. Releasing myself from that boundary allowed me to truly grow into my own as an artist……relying on materials that truly worked with my concept. I stopped calling myself a glass artist and started being called an artist.

2. What is your least favorite word?
I don’t hate words, just the people who use them to foster intolerance in the world.

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Inside me I still possess a child’s sense of wonder. If my work touches even just a little on this surreal happy place in my head, then to me I have succeeded with my piece.

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
When something is constructed badly, even if conceptually tight, I can no longer enjoy it.

5. What sound or noise do you love?
I love the sound of wind chimes on my own second floor deck over looking the huge park outside my house, and also love hearing a thunderstorm from the same deck and watching it approach from the north for miles before it hits. Both these sounds totally ground me.

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
I hate the sound of an alarm clock….it reminds of when I worked for other people.

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck…..I say go with the classics. So multi-purposed!

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would have a food truck called The Pied Piper which would feature savory and sweet pies in 2 sizes. My specialties would be rhubarb custard pie, fennel/tarragon chicken pot pie, and peach/blackberry pie with basil whipped cream.

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Anything that puts me into an office cubicle.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Hurry inside! I just installed another of your piece in the new Hallelujah Gallery. I just cannot get enough of your work!

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You can see more pictures of Tim Tate’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 Kasumi

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!
We continue the series with Kasumi, one of the artists in our Still Moving show.

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1. What is your favorite word?
For sheer sound quality: shchakamechaka (a Japanese word that means crazy mixed up). Conceptually: love. Other favorites are ausgezeignet (German for outstanding), sashimi and pandiculate.

2. What is your least favorite word?
Hypocrisy and the lazy, shallow text acronym lol.

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Music, reading, THC, science, my brain, meditation, conversation, politics, food, making art, looking at art, film….come to think of it, there’s not much that doesn’t inspire me.

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Moments like when my car door handle broke off and the toilet overflowed on the same day.

5. What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of my son’s voice, particularly when laughing.

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
A high-pitched, whining grating one – a cross between a gas-powered leaf blower and the braying of Donald J. Trump.

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
Kusomajime (Japanese for serious as shit) and when used as an adjective, fucking.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A rapper-shaman, inventor of the orgasmatron. Or a theoretical physicist.

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Administrative accountant for a sanitation facility.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
She would say “Congratulations! Your proposal has been accepted!”

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The General in His Labyrinth, 2016

You can see more images and videos of Kasumi’s work on our website.

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James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions answered by Francesco Pergolesi!

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!

Francesco Pergolesi is CEG’s newest gallery artist and we are excited to exhibit his series, Heroes, in the gallery through July 1. The following are Francesco’s answers to to James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions:

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1.  What is your favorite word?
Fantasy

2.  What is your least favorite word?
Habit (as routine)

3.  What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
The magic of light changing our perception and the slow and detailed stories of people. My grandmother’s hands that stretch “tagliatelle” (pasta).

4.  What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
The slow and marshy bureaucracy, as in Kafka tales.

5.  What sound or noise do you love?
The swash of the sea

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
People’s cries that overlap the swash of the sea.

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
A Spanish funny word I’ve always loved is “gilipollas.”

8.  What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I think to be an artist is a “gold privilege” and a fabulous job. It is difficult to imagine a better profession… maybe I could have been an explorer from the 1800’s.

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Before I started working seriously as an artist, I spent my time studying to become lawyer. One summer day, I realized I would only have grey and melancholy days in front of me as a lawyer, so I escaped to the Canary Islands to reflect on my life under the sun. I am sure being a lawyer is the profession I would have never liked to practice.

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

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You can see more of Francesco Pergolesi’s work on our website.

Ysabel LeMay 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 asking them 10 questions at the end of each episode. Seeing it is the last week of Ysabel LeMay’s exhibition, Wonders, we thought it would be fun to post her answers to James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions.

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1.  What is your favorite word?
Imagine

2.  What is your least favorite word?
Monday

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

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

5.  What sound or noise do you love?
Birds

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
Loud Motorcycle

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
Ostie

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

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Policeman

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

Ysabel LeMay: Wonders is on view through July 3rd. To see more of Ysabel’s work visit our website.