EDGAR ALAN | GOLDEN BOY PRESS INTERVIEW #348

March 25, 2017

 

Could you introduce yourself? 

 

I’m EdgarAlan.  

 

What’s your life philosophy?  How do you try to apply that to your work?  

 

I don’t have one, I guess that is my philosophy of life. I guess that reflects on my work somehow.

 

Could you tell us what you think makes you stand apart in the creative industry of music, film, and more?

 

My openness and willingness to talk about two apparently contradictory things at the same time. 

 

How would you describe your style?  Do you feel like it reflects you and what you create?

 

I think I am a genuine EMO version of a PopStar playing to be an Artist.

 

 

What inspired you to start your vlog series?  How did you come to develop the unique filming style you present?

 

Many things, as soon as I arrived NY I wrote e-mails to my parents thanking them and describing them how awesome and unbelievable my life is here, so I realized I could stop describing and literally show them; It was a way for them to be here without being here. Furthermore, I was willing to do more things for the sake of the documentation, this is to say I would go to Brooklyn to a party just to have the footage of a party in Brooklyn, without this project I would find that pointless; and so with many many things. Also I came to realize that video was the ultimate form of collage, in which I could include music (my first approach to art was by music), performance, and of course visual art. Additionally, I believe the internet is going to be the Gallery/Museum of the 21st Century, and, after having a not that comfortable odyssey moving last year from my dorm here in NYC with all my freshman year work (lots of paintings and drawings and sculptures, which I needed to throw away as if they were nothing) when the summer came I got the epiphany that the less physical work I have the easiest my lifestyle would be if I am going to stay in NYC until I die, plus, digital work, I believe, will last much more here in Earth, and that is important to me. I have been obsessed with myths, and a movie creates a myth I discovered one day, I wanted to have a movie so then I could mystify everything in my life, but since I’m young and everyday live much more exciting things the movie needs to keep going, a weekly vlog was the answer. Finally when I was a child I thought I would be doing little experimental movies, I even asked a camera one Christmas, and bought Pinacle Studio for Windows XP, but as Hito Steyerl says, Technology has the right to fail, and as a naïve little kid I didn’t understood that and even the smallest glitch or computer freeze would caused me anxiety till the point that I would cry, I didn’t like that so I gave up that dream, and this is my revenge. 

 

I just connected the dots in my life, you know? 

 

In terms of the video style it is just the fact that I am applying the technique I use on paper collage on a timeline, I think that is mainly. 

 

What are a few tips for other artists that might be reading this?

 

Work. 

 

If you had to choose any music album that captures the emotion of your work, what would it be and why?

 

I couldn’t choose one. 

 

What's one thing that has to do with art that others might not know about you?

 

I’m Art.

 

Do you have any rituals you do before you start your creative process for a new project, to get your mind and energy in the right place?

 

I like hangovers. 

 

What’s a typical day for you?

 

Wake up, gym, walk to 16st where my studio is at but drop by Trader Joes before to buy a salad which I’m gonna probably eat while I’m editing, computer computer, get back to home at 24th st, shower, sleep. 

 

Coffee or tea?

 

Black $1 McDonalds Coffee 

 

What are some of your goals for 2017?

 

Good question. Gain internet notoriety all across the country, fix my posture, work harder, more focus, more love, befriend Jeff Koons and Lana del Rey.  

 

What makes you happy?

 

You.

 

Any closing comments?

 

I like older women, but I love the love of my life.

 

 

 

 

 

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