JOËL HUBAUT



Your favourite virtue ::
energy, generosity, endurance

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
sensitivity, passion, commitment

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
humor, gentleness, autonomy

Your favourite occupation ::
imagine, draw and write

Your idea of happiness ::
desire

Your idea of misery ::
submission, conservatism, the bitterness, paranoia and resignation .... It often goes together

If not yourself, who would you be ::
a toon

Where would you like to live ::
in second life, a big and hyper contemporary house facing the sea with 200 assistants

Your favourite colour and flower ::
colorfullness (bariolage) on a white background with flashes black. Les Fleurs du Mal

Your favourite authors prose ::
Heraclitus. Rabelais. Lautréamont. The Marquis de Sade. Alfred Jarry. Charles Fourier. James Joyce. William Burroughs. Raymond Roussel. Georges Bataille. Samuel Beckett. Raoul Vaneigem.Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Bernard Stiegler. Philippe Boisnard. Laure Limongi …

Your favourite poets ::
Raoul Hausmann. Kurt Schwitters. Jean Arp. Antonin Artaud. Robert Filliou. John Giorno. Claude Pélieu. Ghérasim Luca. Nathalie Quintane. François Dufrêne. Henri Chopin. Bernard Heidseick. Jean-Luc Parant. Liliane Giraudon. Charles Pennequin ........

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Don Quixote

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Alice in Wonderland

Your favourite painters ::
Giotto. Jerome Bosch. Léonardo da Vinci. Caravaggio. Edouard Manet. Francis Picabia. Kasimir Malevich. Theo Van Doesburg. Yves Klein. Andy Warhol. André Cadéré. Gerhard Richter. Jeff Koons. Elaine Sturtevant. Damien Hirts. Martin Kippenberger. Yayoï Kusama. John Armleder. Gabriele Di Matteo. Ernest T. ....... (But what I prefer are painters without paint...)
And composers :: Mozart. Eric Satie. Kurt Weill. John Cage. Spike Jones. Nino Rota. La Monte Young. Ennio Morricone. Meredith Monk. Phil Glass. Arvo Part. Robert Wyatt. The Velvet Underground. Alan Vega. The Residents. Laurie Anderson. Björk. Plastikman. Pipilotti Risti. Christian Marclay. Jacques Luley. Dead Sexy Inc ......

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Stephen William Hawking

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Hannah Höch

What character (s) in history do you most dislike ::
fascism, inquisition and all religious dogma

Your favourite food and drink ::
spaghetti carbonara, sausages and Aberlour scotch whisky

The reform which estimate you most ::
Pataphysics

Your favourite names::
Mon petit lapin

Your pet peeve (something that annoys you easily) ::
I hate beams, brown tips, the smell of churches and tapeworm

The change you most anticipate ::
a mix between zen yoga and post-human love in space

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
organic ubiquity

How I would like to die ::
suicide

What is your present state of mind ::
excitement

Of what are you most fault tolerant ::
stupidity

Your favourite motto ::
Everything starts, everything is possible! Hiouppie!

25 février 2008

Joël Hubaut is a Mix Media artist (The rabbit Generation & Epidemik Concept creator), he is living in Réville (France)

Website :: Joël Hubaut
Website :: myspace

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

JOACHIM MONTESSUIS



Your favourite virtue ::
patience

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
compassion, generosity

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
compassion, generosity

Your favourite occupation ::
making LOVE

Your idea of happiness ::
falling in love with the world and peaceful in any situation

Your idea of misery ::
failing to love, not being loved and not being peaceful in any situation

If not yourself, who would you be ::
a flute monk player under a tree

Where would you like to live ::
i feel good anywhere, but in a giant garden near the sea would be nice

Your favourite colour and flower ::
white, anthurium

Your favourite prose authors ::
Burroughs, Bukowski

Your favourite poets ::
Guillaume de Machaut, Pierre Louyïs, Gil Wolman, Henri Chopin, William Blake and so on...

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
John Diffool (c/f INCAL comics - Jodorowsky/Moebius)

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Queen Elisabeth II

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Rauschenberg, Fontana, Wolf Vostell, John Cage, Edgar Varèse, Iannis Xenakis, La Monte Young, so many others...

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Brion Gysin, Gurdjieff, Brian Jones,

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Ma Ananda Moyi, Amma

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
the actual pope, hitler

Your favourite food and drink ::
good hot crunchy bio bread and saucy cooked vegetables, fresh clear water

Your favourite names ::
violette

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you)::
none.. nothing annoys me

The change you most anticipate::
me and my own perception of reality (as the reality we perceive is the mirror of ourselve as an "observer" // cf the Vedas and Quantum physics)

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
healing people

How I would like to die ::
peacefully

What is your present state of mind ::
relax, concentrate

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::
all

Your favourite motto ::
harley (haha)

22 février 2008

"Joachim Montessuis lived in 15 towns since 72, including Bordeaux - Strasbourg - Toulouse - Marrakech - Abidjan - Besançon - Lille - Rotterdam - Cologne. He lives actually in Paris. He grew up surrounded by Buddhist monks, Gnawas musicians and oriental sacred texts that gave him the sense of ritual and trance in music.
Since 1993 he has developed a transversal sonic poetry praxis focused on experimental voice processings and immersive concerts-installations. His noise and video events are devised and set in context as panic-poetic spaces in which social/sensorial disturbance and blurring occur, through some extreme crescendos going from silence to wall of sound.

He has worked in major European electronic arts centers (CICV, Fresnoy, V2_Lab, KHM) and has presented live performances and installations around the world including places and festivals such as DEAF in Rotterdam, ISEA, ICA in London, Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Sónar in Barcelona, Africa Center in South Africa, Rio de Janeiro, etc.

He's been editing ERRATUM since 1997, a small CD+net label devoted to art, noise and experimental sound poetry, and he punctually organises experimental poetic events and exhibitions. He has collaborated with such artists as Charlemagne Palestine, David Larcher, Maja Ratkje, Faustin Linyekula, Serge Pey, Henri Chopin, Joel Hubaut, Jörg Piringer, Franck Ancel..."

Website :: Joachim Montessuis
Website :: erratum

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

NORMAN FAIRBANKS



Your favourite virtue ::
imperfection

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
curiosity

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
balance

Your favourite occupation ::
perceive

Your idea of happiness ::
inspiration, home, transition

Your idea of misery ::
pervasive music

If not yourself, who would you be ::
my son

Where would you like to live ::
California, Cote d'Azur

Your favourite colour and flower ::
orange, magnolia

Your favourite prose authors ::
Franz Kafka

Your favourite poets ::
Charles Bukowski

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
K.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
--

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Terry Rodgers, Cliff Martinez

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Nikola Tesla

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
--

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
everyone who brought death in the name of religion

Your favourite food and drink ::
--, water, herbal tea, coke light

Your favourite names ::
--
Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
I don't like elephants in small city flats

The change you most anticipate ::
the end of stupidity

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
amphibianity

How I would like to die ::
aware

What is your present state of mind ::
reminiscing

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::
undecidedness

Your favourite motto ::
click

17 février 2008

"Audio conceptualist Norman Fairbanks was born in LA at a time when it became an ordinary thing that people would begin to utilize synthesizer of inacceptable size and weight in order to create music. His work is focused on the sociological and philosophical state description of American society through a targeted symbolic combination of typical American speech and noise elements with sounds.
Norman Fairbanks is a unique audio concept art project with the mission to freely melt and combine themes from the great American panopticon of modern media with selected environmental, acoustic or synthetic sound, in order to create an unbiasedly, non-contextual neo-expressionnist audio witness and reflection of contemporary American culture. Norman Fairbanks is a fictitious character" (source normanfairbanks.com)

Website :: Norman Fairbanks
Website :: discogs

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

PIERRE BASTIEN



Your favourite virtue ::
altruism

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
generosity, simplicity, good temper.

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
generosity, simplicity, good temper.

Your favourite occupation ::
playing music or thinking about it or constructing a device with a musical purpose.

Your idea of happiness ::
when everybody around is happy.

Your idea of misery ::
when a close friend or relative is in trouble.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
an animal or a human who likes making music: a blackbird for instance, or a cricket.

Where would you like to live ::
in any harbour, on any of the Atlantic shores.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
all colours, any flower as long as it grows freely outside.

Your favourite prose authors ::
Raymond Roussel, Mohammed Mrabet, Jack Kerouac, Raymond Queneau, Henri Michaux, François Caradec, Bruce Chatwin, Jean Rolin, Amos Tutuola, Hugues Panassié, Valerie Wilmer, Alan Lomax, Pierre Mac-Orlan, Pierre Bettencourt, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie, Jorge Luis Borges, George Orwell, Mircea Eliade.

Your favourite poets ::
André Martel, Raymond Roussel, Kurt Schwitters, Raymond Queneau, Henri Michaux, Luis d'Antin van Rooten, Boby Lapointe, Charles Cros, Alfred Jarry, Jean-Pierre Brisset, Luc Etienne.

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Bex, the inventor of the thermodynamic orchestra in Impressions d'Afrique ; Phileas Fogg ; le duc d'Auge.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Faustine, who plays music with her hair in the "aqua-micans", in Locus Solus ; Félicité, the clairvoyant and her tarot cards playing "The Blue-Bells of Scotland", also in Locus Solus.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Alexander Calder, Aloïse, Simon Rodia, le Facteur Cheval, Gaston Chaissac, Pierre Bettencourt, Teo Jansen, Ben Vautier, Fischli & Weiss, Pierrick Sorin (if the word "painter" from 1890 means what we call "artist" nowadays), and Tibor Szemzö, Haco, Aphex Twin, Colleen, Squarepusher, Pascal Comelade, Don Aspiazu, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton, Erik Satie and the unknown or forgotten composers who contributed to the many musical traditions all over the world.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
George Orwell, François Villon, Louis Armstrong, Ernest Hemingway.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Alexandra David-Neel, Louise Michel, Bessie Smith, George Sand.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
dictators.

Your favourite food and drink ::
sea-food and red wine.

Your favourite names ::
my children's names.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you)::
plants or animals (with the exception of spiders) inside the house.

The change you most anticipate ::
the end of all religions.

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
knowing how to catch the funny side of things.

How I would like to die ::
alone (I mean without witnesses) and preferably neither drowned nor by suffocation.

What is your present state of mind ::
right after the previous question, slightly pessimistic.

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::
ignorance.

Your favourite motto ::
ni dieu ni maître.

6 février 2008

"Pierre Bastien is a French musician. He currently lives in Rotterdam. He has built several automatic orchestras. He always performs his concerts along with the last version of his many contraptions. The previous versions have a second life -though not virtual- as sound sculptures and installations."

Website :: Pierre Bastien

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