It is Saturday morning in the squatted social center where I live (but not everywhere, as timezones will remind us). My housemate and project partner, the lovely Carla Peirano is fast asleep, and so is everyone else, so i will interview myself.
During the frenzied days of the Frieze Art Fair in London, in early October, I planned a visit to the recently renovated Camden Art Center, to see VALIE EXPORT, a traveling survey exhibition. The Camden Art Center was extremely hospitable and helpful to set up an interview with VALIE, and offered information and access to the exhibition curated by Caroline Bourgeois.
K: Who are your role models?
V: In the 60s, I first discovered the American scene...
John Cage, Carolee Schneeman, Trisha Brown, and others. I was very happy
to find out about this kind of work, and that it was happening. I read