Aaron Dilloway: The Viennese Actionists, definitely.
Jhumpa Lahiri: They were the landmarks.
Dilloway: They'd stretch and warble and just get crummier and crummier the more you used it.
Lahiri: It did feed something in me, some need to escape, to imagine, to playact, to role-play, to get out of my mind and my body, and to be able to pretend to do something else.
Dilloway: It was in a box with a moldy magazine that happened to be ripped to a page for horse dewormer; everything about it was just so bizarre and gross.
Lahiri: Yes, I lived there, I slept there, I ate there, I watched TV there, I did my homework there, all of those things happened there.
Dilloway: Yeah, I wish I could have been there.
Lahiri: And I feel like the architecture itself, it absorbs you.
Dilloway: All across the board intense, from intensely stupid to intensely scary.
Lahiri: I don't know why.
Dilloway: I think it's always changing, but not too much.
Lahiri: It felt more rural than anything else.
Dilloway: At one point it was. That might have something to do with it.
Lahiri: Or maybe it was the other way around. It’s what's out there, it’s the world outside of your door.
Dilloway: I was getting really sick of touring.