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Interviewtf with Howard Hallis

You should know California-based artist and UCLA graduate Howard Hallis at least from his amazing pop-cultural overkiller “Picture of Everything” as well as his lenticular art. Get to know his amazing work at www.howardhallis.com.


DA
You aren’t someone I would call bald lightly. You are, however, someone I would call bold rightly. Pray whom wouldn’t you call bald lightly/would you call bold rightly?

HH
Elderly people who do karate. Blind people who ride motorcycles. People who recover corpses from crashed airplanes.

DA
I was surprised to learn that you carry your keys and wallet in your mouth. How do you avoid infections (aphthous stomatitis etc.)

HH
Listerine and fart therapy.

DA
What is the most times you had a déjà-vu?

HH
23 times in 1994. Then about 11 times the last time I drank a Fresca and got a boner.

DA
My wife told me that I should start writing a piece of placenta horror. Ideas?

HH
I knew a couple who drank their placenta after having their kid. They thought it gave them power. Maybe it turns into worms in their stomach and helps grow baby worms that are parasites but never lie about how much they like boiled beets.

DA
A guilty pleasure of mine is a TV show called “Kyle XY” I used to watch when I was a kid. What about you?

HH
Never saw it. I did like existentialism, though.

DA
Allow me a germanism: With which musical styles can you nothing begin?

HH
French industrial ska. Hate it. Want to ban it.

DA
Do you have any further questions?

HH
Yes. Where is the biggest salamander located?

DA
Pregnant women in labor are nothing but ghosts haunting the delivery room, levitating the living fuck out of ’em midwives. So how is that placenta horror coming?

HH
The horror begins when levitation turns to sweater meat. No bubbles.


Bildquelle: © Howard Hallis

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