JUDY NYLON



Your favourite virtue ::
Moral courage

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
charm, intelligence, cool, some sort of beauty, and trustworthiness

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
charm, intelligence, cool, some sort of beauty, and trustworthiness

Your favourite occupation ::
sifting information, touching, daydreaming, traveling, lying around in bed, writing, listening to music.

Your idea of happiness ::
safe for the moment, mentally engaged, appreciative

Your idea of misery ::
Hopelessness

If not yourself, who would you be ::
I would shapeshift and become that which interests me.....but never for too long.

Where would you like to live ::
a set at the Albany, a suite at the Carlyle, …something similar anywhere I go. In a wish I have all of them, no?

Your favourite colour and flower ::
all sea colors and the blue violet hydrangea

Your favourite prose authors ::
Beckett, Italo Calvino, Lawrence Durell, Ricki Ducornett, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter, Paul Bowles, Chris Kraus, Stuart Home

Your favourite poets ::
Constantine Cavafy, Seamus Heaney, Adele Stripe, Dylan Thomas, Tony O’Neill, Baudelaire, Thom Gunn,

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
A.J. Raffles, Molloy, James Bond

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Jill Bioskop, Ellen Ripley, Maxine Faulk, Patsy Stone

Your favourite painters (visual artists) and composers ::
Joan Mitchell, Diamanda Galás, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Janet Cardiff, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Sussan Deyhim, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cathy de Monchaux, John Cage

Your favourite heroes/ heroines in real life ::
It’s not a person or a specific act that interests me, but the heroic impulse. It’s probably available to all humans and some animals. The impulse is likely to contain the energy of the orgasm, grace, and optimism and be outside of contemplation.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Its all a shadow play.....

Your favourite food and drink ::
baked potato with butter and Chai tea

Your favourite names ::
Gideon, Johnny, Isabel, Deirdre

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
slow thinking which is headed toward the obvious.

The change you most anticipate ::
unrestricted access to the mass mind makes all humanity wiser.

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
The Baroda Pearls

How I would like to die ::
without fear

What is your present state of mind ::
smooth running

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::
the inability to display emotion

Your favourite motto ::
Live Now, Wise Up, Die Well

15 juillet 2008

Judy Nylon is a multi-disciplined, street-trained artist who surfaced in the first days of London punk and has chosen to refine rather than recant that sensibility. She is currently working in live, networked, remote AV performance as part of Aether9, writing, and still learning.

website :: myspace
website :: discogs

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890