Artist Interviews 2017 – Yamandu Roos
Yamandu Roos stayed for the Kamiyama Bed and Studio program for 3 months in early summer.
While he was here he worked on a new style of printing, had an exhibition at Shimobun Atelier and engineered a permanent work at Skiland Hotel. He will be returning in the Spring.
This interview was transmitted via email via Holland.
Thank you for your time Yamandu!
What made you apply for the Kamiyama Artist's Bed and Studio program?
Nik Christensen told me about it and then I visited during his second residence in Kamiyama.
Describe your work in one word
Do you have a special method for generating your ideas?
Yes I just go about and do stuff and from one thing comes the other. And good coffee in the morning when I wake up.
What is the most frightening experience you have ever had?
What is your favourite Japanese food?
What do you enjoy most about creating art?
GETTING INTO A TRANCE.
What does Kamiyama lack? What does it need?
How did you discover your passion for art?
BY doing it.
Do you think you have a particular technique/style?
Do you find art difficult?
If you had really long arms for one month, what would you do?
How do you feel in Kamiyama?
How would you like your art to relate to Kamiyama and its residents?
By integrating people from Kamiyama into my work by capturing them but also collaborating.
What is the worst thing you’ve ever made?
What do you think about this ham:
What do you dislike about your work?
What is the worst piece of advice you have ever been given?
To sell my cryptos at the end of summer 17.. I should have waited.. a bit more.
What is the best smell?
wood (different kinds).
Who inspires you?
Can you describe Kamiyama in one word?
If you lived in Kamiyama forever what would you do?
Become a forester and start a football club and a chivito dance bar.
How do you feel when you show your work to the public?
If you were a sound, what would you be?
Two pretty sticks clapping.
Do you have a weakness?
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