A Chat With The Disck Pictures Team | GOLDEN BOY PRESS INTERVIEW #379

September 22, 2017

 

 

Interview is of Dylan Mars Greenberg, Amanda Flowers and Jurgen Azazel
Munster, aka Wayne. Enjoy!


Could you introduce yourself?

 

Dylan: Yes! My name is Dylan Mars Greenberg and I was born the exact
day Kai-Uwe Von Hassel, the former German President of Bundestag died.
He died during an awards ceremony - not in a hospital bed.

 

Amanda: I am the golden teeth inside a tiny egg that you find in your
special neighbors back yard, you know like the kind of man who has old
lamps and little boxes full of pretty things, and you go into his back
yard and there's a little enclosed beach that opens up to the sea, and
it's very blue, and then you find this tiny iridescent egg in the
moss, and it opens up with hinges and there are tiny golden teeth
inside.

 

And sometimes it is of course moderately lonely and sometimes dreams
are better than reality and I don't know if we are all just here as
some kind of alien angels, and I see monsters out of the corner of my
eye, but if I was an alien I'd have pointy glass fingernails.

 

Wayne: As far as an Introduction the only thing I am certain of is my
name, it’s Wayne. I perform as my alter ego “Jurgen Azazel Munster”
but once formerly introduced either or is cool with me. As far a any
introduction beyond my title, I can honestly say I feel as if I am
still working on introducing me to myself. I guess that’s the fun of
the concept of an introduction, something, for the first time, fresh,
present, and unknown, I feel as if we take time for granted and the hourglass is ticking
that with each day passing, instead of figuring out who the hell I am
or what’s going on, its quite the opposite. I literally have no idea,
and with each rising sun brings the introduction of a completely
different person from the day last past.

 

Lewis Carroll once said something along the lines of: “I can’t tell
you who I am, because each day that passes I am someone new” and once
I heard that, it was nice to know I could relate to someone who
influences me.

 

 


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

 

Dylan: My life philosophy reads as follows:
"Mama's new Baby is Angry and Sad.
You are Not My Friend.
You Are Not My Dad.
Wrap Me In Chains, Throw Me Nude in the River.
For as I Grow Older, I'll Learn Not to Shiver."
As I have grown older, this idea has blossomed from a rhyme into the
way I live my life. I model my life after Shaye Saint John and
surround myself with dolls and garbage. My work often revolves around
both dolls and garbage - much of the sets of our new film, 2017's
ReAgitator: Revenge of the Parody were constructed from garbage,
thanks to our set designer James Or Whatever. "Wrap Me In Chains" -
Bondage being freedom. "Throw Me Nude in the River" - Escape as Pain.
"For As I Grow Older"- Pain Becoming Experience. "I'll Learn Not To
Shiver." - Experience Becoming Wisdom. I'm not there yet - maybe I'll
never be. That's the fun in it - the challenge.

 

Amanda: I like to eat foods that seem like they come from dreams.  And
have tea parties ~ Making a movie should be like some kind of magical
tea party where all your favorite friends and people that don't exist
show up and eat candied flowers and make out and drink honey wine and
dress up like strange animals with little gem-ed buttons.  I believe
in love a lot, and creating worlds that people can be in.

 

Wayne: Well, philosophy has become my main focus recently and I feel
it's detrimental for me to have a meaning in an existence which i find
may be completely meaningless in general. It's hard for me to declare
myself anything because i feel that labels in general are either
misinterpreted or to specific for me. I am a nihilist for the most
part but a bit like an agnostic who is open to all forms of beliefs
and opinions but not entirely convinced by anything, unless i have
100% proof. Faith isn't my bag and form what I've learned it's best to
hope for everything to work out but brace myself for the more likely
of the two in which things won't. I also would like to add that I
answered these questions two times over in different states of mind,
and I also think that a more blunt philosophy of life is "drugs".
Taking them in the right environment to build thoughts. I'm not a club

kid, but more like Freud.

 

I just spent 8 days in a psych ward with bonkers and bonkers of
bonkerness, and it has shown me that also without drugs is another
perspective. Holy shit, as each week passes my philosophies increase,
and all compile so I guess in the end that states that my philosophy
is to gather as many philosophies as possible to intertwine them and
construct a more complex meaning out of a so called meaningless

existence.

 

So its somewhat of a miracle, the human race, that face we are
scientifically non relevant in my eyes yet we find ways to become
relevant and create relevance with all odds against us. It's a
miracle, and beautiful.

 

It's hard for me to believe there is some place beyond here or
anything super natural, but I do hope I'm wrong. Dying and not
existing scares me and I'm terrified, I feel as if we are so minuscule
based on the universe in whole, and to keep us from shitting ourselves
we as people try to convince ourselves that we have some type of
special meaning to be here. However i feel as if it's all just
coincidence, and I'm impressed what we as humans have done to
masquerade some type of relevance. The things we do give us meaning in
the end, and that is what kills me. We have found reason and purpose
and meaning to a live that has none to begin with. It's better to
exist and suffer than to to not exist at all, in my opinion.


Could you tell us what you think makes you stand apart on the internet?

 

Dylan: We are a team of maximalists. Maximalism (the opposite of
minimalism) is sometimes hard to come by. Most things on the internet
are either moderate or minimal. Maximalism isn't non existent, but it
is rare. We aim to make something that can be watched on a phone,
projected onto a wall, projected onto a toilet, dreamed about,
screamed about, and hold just as exciting of an experience. If you pay
the price of admission - or don't, and choose to pirate our work - you
will be bombarded with color, musical numbers, dance scenes, chase
scenes, monsters, romance, thrill, daring, exotic countries, beauty,
ugliness, and - perhaps the most important of them all - FUN! So,
hopefully, it will be well worth it.

 

Amanda: When I was a child once upon a time it was before The Internet
and people used to talk well into the night and tell stories and after
you had sex a few times you became telepathic and could communicate
over long distances, even over the sea.

 

Wayne: Yeah, I'm old enough to hate it! Except the music, and the smut.
Well i guess a few things - I do try my best to not hype myself or
photos I post up. What you see is what you get with me, I's rather be
underestimated than overrated. The fact I am brutally honest as well,
and I'm more focused on promoting things other than myself.

 

 


What is one thing that inspires you when it comes to the location
you're currently in?

 

Amanda: Little chickens lay eggs in a tiny house by my window. I've
met beautiful creatures, and there is an old man who you can visit and
pay in flowers and he will tell you stories of your future and if the
boy you love will always want to kiss you the way he does.

 

Dylan: When I was eight years old, I saw a Hornet eating a bee at a place called Harmony playground in Brooklyn, New York. This perhaps was the defining moment in what I
knew to be true.

 

Wayne: Geographically I am from a place called Pleasureland, which
will inspire ten lifetimes, but that''s another story. Well again
there are tons of things, the fact is that this is my native land and
the vast diversity of land and things to do here - But I guess if I
had to pick one it would be Dylan Mars Greenberg - I feel as if I have
established myself enough to contribute some recognition but have also
failed enough to do - As they say “those who can't teach”, meaning I
made mistakes but made note and was always counted on as a leader, a
true leader knows when to fall in line and be lead by a once in a
lifetime opportunity like the gift from science that is Dylan. God is
pretty much Santa Claus to me, but science and the universe has created
a gift that thinks and sees things that should inspire and lead us,
not ignorant and lost minded corruption that is our so called leaders,
I'd rather be Greenberg’d than Trump’d and I feel it's important for
us to be guided by the right minds - people who create the unthinkable
like Dylan give us vision and inspire us to think outside the box and
to go beyond the obvious, to reach out beyond what our so called
purpose is as humans.. while these monsters of the earth fight over
rubble and destroy an already doomed planet, whether sooner or later,
Dylan is that of the scientist who is reaching for an inter planetary
existence to survive.. meaning Dylan is to creativity and imagination
and what our lives should be about, as conceived by a logical thinker
and not a false prophet. We need to loosen ourselves at times and
enjoy the joy of imagination and entertainment, existence is not about
working yourself to death as a slave, but rather working yourself to
death to teach the future how to survive and how to smile while doing
it - Lose yourself. That is my location, lost in my imagination when I
watch movies like Dark Prism and wonder to myself, how did this human
mind think up this fucking amazing shit! Whoa - that's where I am
located, in the world of Disck Pictures, forever lost in imagination
and avoiding the doom of mankind's self destruction by taking a minute
to lose myself and always be in that world no matter where I am
geographically. I'm located on Mars, Dylan Mars that is.

 

 


Do you have any words of advice from the experience you’ve dealt with
when it comes to putting yourself and your story out there in the
world?

 

Dylan: Be annoying! Don't hate yourself! From all of the anger and
sorrow will emerge people who love you and will carry you closer to
the land of your dreams - I will die happy knowing even a single
person believed in me. Hopefully, both myself, my friends, and you,
both the reader, and the journalist, can live to see your dreams
become your most unexpected and desired reality. Let's hold each
other's hands and watch it happen. You are loved.

 

Amanda: Be careful of blood bonding with stones; because once it
happens you can never lose the stone without some kind of complex
ritual where you need to collect herbs and spices and things from all
over the world. Most of these items have to be bargained for with a
piece of you, often a piece of your heart.

 

If this has ever happened to you, which it will to all of us, or most
of us eventually, I do know a prophet who lives near the far seas
beyond Iran and beyond even further than that, on a small island that
not many people have heard of called "Lore."  You get there via bridge
- this very tiny footpath that you have to walk one foot in front of
the other over the deep sea and keep your balance the whole time while
barely having anything to eat or drink, and you can hardly rest as
well. You will probably cry.  When you get to The Island of Lore, you
will want to enter the beautiful pale castle of the prophet, and
follow the golden tapestries to a big heavy red door that opens after
much force.  He sits inside a marble room and there is when your fate
will change - you can ask him questions and he will fix what has
happened, and give you wine in glasses inlaid with mother of pearl.
You will only remember half of what he tells you.
His elegant and strange butler will escort you out, and he will be
wearing peacock feathers and carrying a tiny sphinx cat and he will
smile at you like no one has in a long time.

 

Wayne: Everything means nothing, so make everything mean something, do
what you love and fuck everything else. Don't take time for granted
and don't expect anything else beyond here, if you truly want to get
the most out of your life. Also, if you have any fears or phobias,
just realize the concept of non existence - it's so terrifying that I
admit if you believe it like i do, it's more terrifying than
anything, so no matter what you will live a life with some fear, but
if you believe that, truly that is the only thing that will frighten
you because nothing else comes close, all of your phobias will be gone
if you just remind yourself the point of not existing, its so scary,
and I'm so hurt.

 

Go bonkers, don’t be defeated when challenged. If defeated, don’t let
it affect you, let it fuel you. Do not give in to those of aggression.

 

The world can be full of angst and jealousy, be flattered no defeated,
for you are doing something right if u draw that attention.

 

Be selfless, be a comedian, plan accordingly and act as if this is all
you got each day and you will squeeze the fuck out of life like you're
pulling muscles from a shell.

 

 

 

When it comes to your newest film, "ReAgitator", what was the message
behind the work? How do you feel the process of this project will
inspire your future endeavors?

 

Dylan: I like to see what others take away from ReAgitator - ascribing
a message to my own piece wouldn't be fair.

 

Amanda: It is important not to lose track of the world inside of your
head, the one that ever since you were a kid you could always see just
a glimpse of, and you follow the little signs that sometimes make very
little sense and often feel moments of deja vu, where it seems like
dimensions are knitting together and shifting all in that moment and
it knocks your breath out for a second.

 

Dylan: It will help me because now I know I can do something like this
again - and I know what not to do - which is immensely helpful.

Wayne: For me its actually the closet to my perspective of actual
life. I couldn't believe the more I acted in it, the more it was my
biography. Dr. Orbert Wescraft's perspective in this film matches my
struggle with death and mortality and non existence, and how science
is the only answer. I am that character for real.


How would you describe this work to someone who’s never seen it before?

 

Amanda: Oh, remember when you were young and you thought about what
it's like to be a space girl in a movie and have your first kiss with
that gorgeous strange interstellar traveling space man that comes to
your home planet to fix robots and his plane crashes and you have to
show the cute bastard how to pull radishes from the ground in your
garden?

 

And you watch him have tea with your space mom and she tells you to
wash the strawberries and you think about what it will be like when he
kisses you later under the stars that show up hot pink because of the
unique atmosphere of your planet.

 

Dylan: I would perhaps say it's the most garbage dumpster movie I've
ever seen. That way, if they watch it and like it, they'll get a
pleasant surprise. I'd also probably mention it features Alan Merrill,
Schoolly D, Aurelio Voltaire, and stars Amanda Flowers, Jurgen Azazel
Munster, Sofe Cote, Mickala McFarlane, Yolpie Kaiser, Max Husten - and
the DISCK PICTURES SUPERSTARS! Well, that's a good thing - maybe I'd
let them know that once they were on the sofa.

 

Wayne: Chaos, Insanity, and reality.

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?

 

Amanda: This is exactly the sort of secret I will have to reveal much
later, after we have become very close friends and go on trips
together and you tell me your secrets too.

 

Dylan: I remember that in an alternate reality, I've already finished
this one and have started on another one - so, I better keep up!

 

Wayne: Yes, I don't over think what I do, and put myself in a good
mood with music and weed. Chaos.

 

 


What’s a typical day for you?

 

Dylan: This is my ideal day:
I wake up
Put on some nice clothes, perhaps even ones I made myself, but always
ones I wore myself
I go out of my window to greet my giant 50 foot borzoi, who is waiting for me.
I climb upon his beautiful body.
He walks from Brooklyn to Long Island City in ten minutes.
I climb in through the second story window of my job
I work on many projects at my job - my favorite being John Brennan's
Kabukiman's Cocktail Corner webseries, which I edit in the style of
The Eric Andre Show - and the Dolphinman Specials, such as DolphinMan
Vs. The Sex Lobsters.
Go back on my borzoi
Go to the Lower East Side
Get dumplings
Shoot a scene for my movie at night (if I'm not directing a music
video that day, which I also love to do)
Go to sleep at 4 am, exhausted but ready for a new day - well, if it
were my ideal day, all days would be 36 hours.
"Goodnight Bubba"
This is my non-ideal day:
I wake up and I am covered in ants
I go outside and fall into a hole
It is raining knives
I board the subway but discover they have renovated it to be smaller
and for the ceilings to be lower
A man screams: "JAUSDTERO!"
There are no pretty sights.
I cry but only maggots come out.
I turn into a cube, but part of the cube is rounded so it's not even a
good cube.

 

Amanda: First tea, then laugh hysterically on the floor and then
become hit with a wave of sudden sadness where I cry blood and lay in
flower bushes, only to be completely elated ten minutes later when a
teacup Persian that has been dyed-sky blue walks by and sits on my
lap.  It's the little things.

 

Wayne: My life is so random, but my main goal is to hopefully discover
supernatural existence. To not be typical, to sedate myself or to get
in trouble - to go against the grain and to act as if its my last day
on Earth every day.


What are some of your goals for 2017?

 

Dylan: I want to become something with four legs that lives in a hole
that is not a cube. Also I should probably be kinder to people.

 

Amanda: I would like to have a little pin that is a red gem shaped
like a strawberry, where all the seeds are actually tiny eyes, and
Dylan will be there, and Wayne, and the boy I love, and we will have
these very nice moments where we realize the secrets of everything and
ride on a giant dogs back to the place where you can get pancakes
early in the morning and you never get tired.  But I also want more
things than that, I told them to Dylan this morning.

 

Dylan: You know what, what Amanda said.

 

Wayne: To not die. To prove myself wrong about non existence, to make
our upcoming film Spirit Riser and make it well, to hopefully make
money on what we are doing, so i can make enough to hopefully not have
to do the jobs I hate on the  side and just focus on my passion, but i
have no interest in being a star, I want to entertain people who have
to grind it out every week. I would love a following of people who get
me and us and what we do, but I do not want to be a bigshot superstar,
that's wack.

 

Dylan: Most of what Wayne said as well. Fuck, I guess I'm not so good
at answering this one!

 

 

What makes you happy?

 

Dylan: The E7 Chord, When other people are happy, Finishing something,
Running my hands across something furry, cobblestones, Union Square
Park in the spring.

 

Amanda: I like when a slow loris holds a tiny umbrella, and when boys
wear velvet and dust their eyelids with gold.

 

Wayne: My dog Jake, and he died, so far I'm not sure what does and
doesn't, when you lead a life of thinking that we die and we are gone.
It's hard to be happy, but doing movies and stuff like that helps.


Any closing comments?

 

Amanda: Please be my friend, please let's all make beautiful things, I
will show you secret things in return ~ we can visit each other for
breakfast.  I'll let you say swears and drink whisky, you can put on
garish fabrics and strange perfumes and I'll tell you you're
beautiful, and we can make bundles of wildflowers we tie notes onto
and throw them into the ocean, and we can find old candy stores that
still sell candy cigarettes ~


The world can be anything we want it to be after all, it doesn't have
to be this damn ugly all the time.

 

Wayne: I'd rather suffer than not exist, I like everything from
country to hip hop but for some reason if there is a heaven i always
pictured it would sound like Fleetwod Mac sounds. Oh, and if you don't
dig the Mac, not being a dick but yo, don't talk to me! The Mac
centers me.


Yeah, life fucking sucks, do what you love, most of the time I get
grilled busting my ass in a fucking Deli, eating shit at 10 dollars an
hour. Most people think I'm on smack, and I am, but their insinuations
are circumstantial, so they are kind of wrong because they are basing
it on false evidence, but it's true


I am a fucking Slut Junkie for life on a farm of poison and death
haunts us all, most of us don't know it.

 

Dylan: If you want to screen our two hour epic feature film ReAgitator
in your venue, theater, bar, bathtub, toilet, tree, hole, etc. -
please email me at thisisdylangreenberg@gmail.com ! If you'd like, I
will even come to the screening and put on a massive and elaborate
show for all attendees - I have no appearance fee and just ask for my
transportation to be covered - or, if you'd like both the director and
cast to attend, our transportation. We are based out of New York City.
I can sleep on your floor and would need to use your shower once a
day. We're good company!
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