1.Chess-player no. Oak-Planter yes.

2.I think it is a cliché to view artists like Jackson Pollock as clichés

3.I live half of my life in passive astonishment

4.I live a quarter of my life in frantic indifference

5.I live a quarter of my life in silent rage

6.I sometimes consider to make myself a tinfoil hat

7.Irony is good in humor sometimes, mostly it is not good in art

8.I left university and applied for Fine Arts Academy because of the novel “Beloved”

9.I think it is a shame Esperanto didn’t catch on

10.I miss cassette tapes

11.I agree with both Peter Weibel and Clement Greenberg

12.I have a mirror in each room which makes me very uncomfortable and self-conscious but Karen Blixen recommends it as a way to stay present

13.I wish I was more like Jim Morrison and sometimes I am

14.I sometimes think about Lenny Bruce

15.I think about Thoreau almost daily

16.I believe that A Chacun son Paradis

17.I (too) often say to myself: “oh Toto we’re a long way from Kansas”

18.I think analysis can be paralysis and often is

19.J’veux pas finir comme Kurt Cobain

20.I tend to trust women who wear cowboy boots

21.I am not afraid of the dark

22.I am afraid of people in pastels

23.Johnny Cash was mine two decades before he was yours

24.I still have Kris Kristofferson to myself but it is not quite the same

25.I believe in Kenneth Noland and Fra Angelico

26. In Art-school in 2004 I made a piece called: “I know the Sublime is out of fashion but I still really, really love you Mark Rothko”. I still stand behind that 

27.  I do not distinguish between culture and nature

28. I do not distinguish between abstract and figurative

29. There is no such thing as a simple desert mystic

30. My favorite word is “Godspeed”

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