Conducting a professional artist interview
Screw deep and get screwed, that’s the first rule of conducting an artist interview. It will help you get to know your subject. A true professional knows something too of mutilation, and of handling frozen people who may cut you on initial embrace. Though at first some disfigured words may be endured or great stories lost or muddled, the key is not to worry. In conducting your interview, don’t forget to brawl with your subject; bite and snarl and score some blood. It’s good to get roughed-up, feel some cuffs too, enjoy getting abstract face. Yes, it’s ok to feel some battered kinship, but remember the artist is different than you. The eyes of the artist always contain deep truths, especially when filled with turbulence. Look in intensely, and love whatever’s there. Suck up any smiles you can. You must love the artist, love all his work unconditionally. Do not presume to evaluate it. (Who are you, fool?) The best story lies in devotion. Serve the artist, and secretly bow to pain since it gave you such a creature to worship.