Silent Frame's short-form interview series: big questions, small word count.
‘My given name says less about me than any name I would invent.’ We talk to musician Eric Chenaux.
‘I have always loved the cosy weirdness of the Moomins.’ We talk to writer Rhianna Pratchett.
‘I often savour the moments of discovery before sharing.’ We talk to music producer E Ruscha V.
‘Once an artwork is made it becomes the property of its audience.’ We talk to the band Downtown Boys.
‘I love art that makes me see the world in different ways.’ We talk to composer Angélica Negrón.
‘More often than not, art is a solitary pursuit.’ We talk to musician and visual artist Mark Renner.
‘Art is a vehicle to make us think differently.’ We talk to visual artist Grace Ndiritu.
‘Discovery is the one thing I keep deliciously private.’ We talk to composer Jessica Curry.
‘Unappreciated art is doomed to disappear.’ We talk to electronic musician Black Marble.
‘Kanye West twisted his ego into fascinating shapes.’ We talk to Sandro Perri, member of Off World.
‘Artists must speak for those whose voices have been taken away.’ We talk to author Marina Lewycka.
‘Knowledge gives you the satisfaction of development.’ We talk to composer and pianist Hauschka.
'So much art represents only a small portion of society.’ We talk to synth pop group Yumi Zouma.
‘Discovery is the backbone of expression.’ We talk to electronic musician Blanck Mass.
‘I learn through my interactions with dancers and audiences.' We talk to choreographer Alex Ketley.
‘Discovery shakes me up and challenges my assumptions.’ We talk to film director Claire Carré.
'Critics should like or dislike an artwork on its own terms.' We talk to electronic musician Lusine.
'Everything is entangled with memories.' We talk to Ann Marie Fleming, director of Window Horses.
'Art can revise and elucidate history.' We talk to Annie Hart, musician and member of Au Revoir Simone.
'Art can be full or devoid of meaning.' We talk to Nadifa Mohamed, author of Black Mamba Boy.
'In film, empathy is optional.' We talk to Smith Henderson, award-winning author of Fourth of July Creek.
'Art can make death less daunting.' We talk to Amber Arcades, the dream pop musician behind Fading Lines.
'Nothing is detached from the real world.' We talk to Yiyun Li, award-winning author of The Vagrants.
'I wait for art to force its way into my life.' We talk to Doug Tuttle, musician and former member of MMOSS.
'The goal of art was never to understand.' We talk to Salvatore Scibona, author of The End.
'Art is not a community service.' We talk to Evie Wyld, award-winning author of All the Birds, Singing.
'I suspect all great art aspires to end civilisation.' We talk to Andrew Gallix, Editor of 3:AM Magazine.
'Bad art can make life miserable.' We talk to Joobin Bekhrad, Editor of the online arts publication Reorient.
'Dreaming and creating both involve processing emotions.' We talk to singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos.
'Children create art, but not knowingly.' We talk to Angela de la Cruz, Turner Prize-nominated artist.
'Art is your dedication to life.' We talk to Deradoorian, musician and former member of Dirty Projectors.
'Sometimes art isolates us.' We talk to Leah Hayes, graphic novelist and author of Not Funny Ha-Ha.
'If it's not new to me, it's boring.' We talk to Emma Donoghue, author and screenwriter of Room.
'Every army in the world has music.' We talk to Áine Mangaoang, musicologist at the University of Oslo.
'I like not knowing all the answers.' We talk to Julianne Pachico, story writer and author of The Lucky Ones.
'Criticism and teaching can be an art.' We talk to Cristina Álvarez López, film critic and video essayist.
'Trying and failing is a form of success.' We talk to Eric A. Anderson, game developer for The Witness.
'History is written by the winners.' We talk to Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies.
'Experimentation is not always revolutionary.' We talk to Rachael Ball, author of The Inflatable Woman.