eric hurtgen

Who are you and what would you like to be? — Unfortunately, I’ve spent a lot of time wanting to be something or someone else, so now I’m trying to want to be who I am. — Your most marked characteristic? — I can be a talker. — Where are you from and where are you now? — Originally from Louisville, Kentucky and now I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. — How would you describe your work and creative process? — A process of stumbling in the right direction. The work that I plan out meticulously, I typically don’t like nearly as much as the work that just happens in the moment. But the work that just happens would never have existed if I hadn’t already been working on the meticulously planned stuff. — What music are you listening to right now? — I’m really liking this Nigerian artist from the 70’s and 80’s, King Sunny Adé. — Where and when did your parents first meet? — In Louisville, Kentucky. Back in the seventies. Dad had a killer beard. Mom was a nursing student. — Open a nearby book and copy the first line you like. — “The darkness that art combats is the ultimate one, the conclusion that life is without worth and finally better off ended.”
This interview was conducted late 2012.

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