A) nome / name: Sac Magique
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: British but call Helsinki home.
C) età / how old are you?: 40.
D) area d'azione (disegno, pittura, fotografia, animazione, ...) / your sphere of interests: Illustration, printmaking, animation and drumming.
E) studi / studies: Film studies.
F) qualcos'altro dal tuo curriculum / could you please tell us a little bit about what do you do/have you done?: I'm an image maker interested in moods and scenarios rather than explicit stories. I try to channel that into both my commercial and personal work.
G) 3 maestri / 3 masters: Toulouse-Lautrec, Hockney, Tove Jansson.
H) 1 città d'ispirazione / 1 inspiring city: Riga.
I) dove il prossimo viaggio? / a place you'd love to visit soon: Argentina.
J) 1 museo speciale / 1 special museum: V&A in London. Museums should be free so that you can use them as a resource and just pop-in to look and one exhibit for example.
K) 1 link da consigliare / 1 recommended web-site: Aeon magazine. Something to get you teeth into after too many tumblr blogs.
L) gusto di gelato favorito / favorite ice cream flavour: Hmmm. I think it would have to be a very rich chocolate. Or then a good vanilla takes some beating.
M) un negozio che approvi / a shop you love: Any giant bookshop. Foyles in London maybe.
N) 2 oggetti che ti piacciono / 2 objects you like: A grey imitation leather record box inherited from my uncle and my salmon pink shoes.
O) la tua colazione ideale / your ideal breakfast: Breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day or at least the one I enjoy the most. I like so many different kinds but perhaps a full-English with both tea and coffee is the ultimate.
P) un bel posto nelle tue vicinanze / somewhere nice to go in your neighbourhood: The view from the rocks at the end of our street is perfect for sunsets and picnics.
Q) cosa stai leggendo ultimamente? / last books you have read: I've been reading sci-fi authors Philip K. Dick, Thomas M. Disch and John Sladek.
R) cosa ti ispira attualmente? / what are a few things inspiring you at the moment?: Monochrome. Clumsy lettering. Erotic animals.
S) qual'è la principale difficoltà per un 'giovane creativo' oggi? / which is the main difficulty for a young creative today?: The internet can easily breed a sense of insecurity and inadequacy. As someone just starting out this can be particularly discouraging.
T) dimensione collettiva nell'arte e nella creatività: si, no, come? / what do you think about the collective dimension of art and creativity?: I value art above all other human endeavor. But then I am biased.
U) cosa stai cercando? / what are you looking for?: A balance between incompatible things. Or the opposite.
V) di che cosa non vedi l'ora? / what are you looking forward?: Screenprinting my arse off this winter.
W) progetti per il futuro (esagera!) / projects for the future (exaggerate!): I wish to see some of my animation ideas through to completion. Usually I give up after a few days when I realize how long it's gonna take.
X) cosa ti piacerebbe studiare da vecchio? / what do you like to study when you'll be old?: Cheesemaking or perhaps apple growing.
Y) un buon proposito per la stagione 2014 / a good purpose for the 2014 season: Make a difference in your town or city.
Z) la parola "fludd" cosa ti fa venire in mente? / what does the word "fludd" suggest you?: All the congealed hair and slime that you fish out from the drain in the bathroom floor.
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