Pop Culture
Sep 23, 2017, 09:36AM

I Have a Friend Who Did This

A 2017 BOMB magazine interview with experimental dancer Ieva Misevičiūtė vs. a 1999 Index Magazine interview with satirical artist Maurizio Cattelan.

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Ieva Misevičiūtė: If I start doing some sexy belly dance moves, I just know that in twenty seconds I will have to destroy them by sticking my tongue out and drooling.

Maurizio Cattelan: This was another failure. You are lost.

Misevičiūtė: I think that could be a new academia.

Cattelan: Yeah, sure. It's not so hard to do. 

Misevičiūtė: Yeah, and everyone is a champion.


Cattelan: You know, it's true that I've taken interviews from other people as my own, and once I completely copied one. 

Misevičiūtė: I'm just not into that lifestyle anymore. 

Cattelan: Oh, Jesus. This is the condition of everybody lately. 

Misevičiūtė: How do you balance saving the world and having fun?

Cattelan: [laughs] I have a friend who did this.


Misevičiūtė: Oh! I probably should not put such an exaggerated humanitarian load onto myself.

Cattelan: It’s unbelievable. Visually, I guess it reminded people of a grave, but it was just a hole with some dirt beside. 

Misevičiūtė: The director agreed with me that it called more stereotypes into question.

Cattelan: It took a while for everyone to calm down, but then we became very good friends and they even asked me to do a show with them.  

Misevičiūtė: Once they get lost you again give them a few recognizable things so they can rest. I’ll give you an example.


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