Your favourite virtue ::
Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Non-manliness, critical ambiguity. (It's sad that so many of the respondents to this questionnaire [quite a boys' club] idealize the most conventional notions of gender. This questionaire is over 100 years old and, by and large, so are the answers. It demonstrates why it is so difficult to address gender issues within the audio marketplace.)
Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Refer to favourite qualities in a man.
Your favourite occupation ::
Sleep research subject.
Your idea of happiness ::
Your idea of misery ::
If not yourself, who would you be ::
Where would you like to live ::
Here in Japan, but maybe closer to the airport.
Your favourite colour and flower ::
Brown and snapdragon.
Your favourite prose authors ::
Karl Marx, of course.
Your favourite poets ::
Karl Marx, again!
Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Karl Marx, the myth.
Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Akihiro Miwa's role in "Black Lizard (Kuro Tokage)."
Your favourite painters and composers ::
Nina Simone, Barbara Kruger
Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Marlon Riggs, Sammy Davis Jr.
Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Nina Simone, Trinh T. Min-ha
What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Ronald Reagan, and all he begat.
Your favourite food and drink ::
Cashew chicken (Southwest Missouri style).
Your favourite names ::
Anything gender neutral or misleading.
Your pet aversion ::
There is nothing more revealiing about human cruelty than a zoo.
The reform which you most estimate ::
We're all fucked... but an end to all religion would be nice.
The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
Swift and painless death.
How I would like to die ::
By an industrial pile driver to the head while in my sleep.
What is your present state of mind ::
For what fault have you most toleration ::
Lack of imagination.
Your favourite motto ::
"Rest in pieces."
22 décembre 2007
"Terre Thaemlitz is an award winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work critically combines themes of identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. He has released 15 solo albums, as well as numerous 12-inch singles and video works. Her writings on music and culture have been published internationally in a number of books, academic journals and magazines. As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist Transgenderism and Queerness, Thaemlitz has participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan. He currently resides in Kawasaki, Japan."
website :: Terre Thaemlitz
:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890