fahamu pecou

What is your present state of mind? — Grind — Who are you and what would you like to be? — I am a visual and performing artist, an academic, a father and a man, becoming. I would like to be more than I ever thought I could be. — Your most marked characteristic? — My “gumby” hairstyle — Your motto. — Create like a god. Command like a king. Work like a slave. Love like a mother. — Your age. — 37 — Where are you from and where are you now? — I am from the planet of Brooklyn, N.Y., but now I’m an ATLien. — How would you describe your work and creative process? — My work is critical observations on the performance and representation of black masculinity. My creative process is to look at the extremities of those representations and performances and poke holes in them. — What is your favorite movie without naming it? — You can find Mr. MacDowell and his two lovely daughters at MacDowell’s Restaurant. — Apart from creation, what other things do you like to do? — What else is there? — Your favorite artists, writers, musicians? — David Hammons, Kanye West, Octavia Butler. — What would be the title of your memoir? — FAHAMENON —

This interview was conducted late 2012.

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