Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer
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The Fred meme has resurfaced.

The rules:
Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
You'll include this explanation.
You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
You'll link to your new post in a further reply here.

little_plum interviewed me.

1. What is the conviction that prevents you moving to the US?
I'll quote a question-and-answer from June of last year:
2) If you could change anything about the last ten years would you and what would you change?
For the last ten years, there's been very little that I'd change. There was one small incident -- tiny -- in October 1996, which had disproportionate effects -- an arrest and a conviction and the loss of a job and the alienation of most of Anne's family from Anne and I. That really hurt. And the cause was a piece of tiny stupidity on my part. And I've promised elsewhere not to talk about the incident itself in detail. So would I change that incident? Possibly not, because I like what my life is doing at the moment, and I can't predict how it would be if the incident hadn't taken place. So the answer is probably "no".

I don't know if I'd still change it now. Perhaps, if it hadn't happened, I'd have not ended up meeting scarlatti.

2. You are naked and bound. Where are you? a) a sex club, b) an underground bunker with no sound or light, c) at a SF convention, d) a scout camp
I don't think I've been naked and bound, simultaneously, at any of these places. In fact, I don't think I've been in an underground bunker at all. But I've certainly been bound at all three of the others. The most likely candidate for the future, of the four, is a convention, and that's likely to be the most fun too.
Of course I've been naked and bound in other places.

3. What would Freud say about your relationship with your father? (and would he be right?)
To all intents and purposes, I don't have a relationship with my father. I'm not a student of Freud, it's not my field, and I can't second-guess what he might say. My father left home in 1984, during my first term at university. I was 19. I've seen him perhaps half a dozen times since then, each time for less than a minute, and on each occasion both he and I have been keen to bring the encounter to an end at the earliest possible opportunity. It wouldn't be a great hardship if I didn't see him again.
I'm still in good touch with his surviving sister and her family.

4. If you had 30 words to write a gallery summary of your artwork, how would you convince me to check it out?
Emerging from a background in amputee and magician's-assistant fetishism, these dismantled and re-assembled female forms both delight and disturb the viewer. Models and commissions sought.

5. If you had one night where you were totally invisible, and could move around freely and at high speed, what would you do?
scarlatti said "Oooo, come to America!".
I think that instead I'd go to the immigration services of our respective governments and subvert their records in such a way as to grant each of us the right to reside and work in the other's country.
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