Kuh del Rosario

Photo: Stasia Garraway

Photo: Stasia Garraway

 

Inspired by Bhanu Kapil Rider'The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, we ask Kuh del Rosario twelve questions. 

 

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1. WHO ARE YOU AND WHOM DO YOU LOVE?

I am a malleable beast who loves feeling invisible and thinking about things unseen.

 

2. WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOST RECENT DREAM THAT YOU BEST REMEMBER?

Last night I dreamt I caught a speeding mini-bus with a route through a long and winding corridor, a hair wider than the vehicle. Littered through the corridor was an assortment of toddlers in matching sailor suits, dying patients resembling a sickly E.T., flirty lamas, kiosks selling luxury garbage, a lady in rouge leaning by a doorway and other random scenes the bus threatened to destroy. But for whatever reason the bus was able to miss running over all the people. All the while, I sat at the edge of my seat watching everything through the bus’ all seeing windshield.  

 

3. WHAT OCCUPIES YOUR THOUGHTS MOST LATELY?

I am constantly thinking about food and other people’s feelings.

 

4. WHEN WERE YOU FIRST MOST AWARE OF YOUR PRESENT PASSIONS AS A CHILD?

I loved drawing as a child, though I hardly draw anymore. But that started my journey as an artist. I realized my friends also appreciated my talent and I liked that they saw a better world through them.

I used to live with my grandma when I was younger, and her windows were covered with iron grates which I used to display my pictures. I would sit and watch from the inside until friends came around and bought some. Money as I found out was for essentials only, because when my grandma found out about my entrepreneurial adventures, she made me return all the money I’d earned. That was my first lesson on the value of art.

 

 

 

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FEELING?

Ha! My favorite feeling is one I think people usually get on Sunday mornings, in bed during the first few minutes of waking. The sun barely peeking though the window shades and the air is still slightly cool from the evening. There’s a pain for something that is hard to pin, left over from a past life.

 

6. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE FEELING?

I don’t like feeling misunderstood or being locked into a certain perception. It’s too limiting and unforgiving.

 

7. HOW DO YOU FUNCTION AND/OR FLOURISH IN SOLITUDE VS. AMONG PREFERRED COMPANY?

When I really get into it especially in my studio where there are no windows, I lose track of the present and that is when I feel most free. I can be aware of my body in a way that is different when other people are around. In preferred company, there are niceties that still need to be observed, although there is reciprocated love not present in solitude that is needed once in a while.

 

8. ARE YOU GOOD AT BEING UNCOMFORTABLE?

If my source of uncomfortability is situational, then that can actually get me fired up, but if it is because of some insecurity and linked to my feelings towards someone in particular, then I am a useless puddle.

 

 

 

9. WHAT DO YOU IMAGINE MOST PEOPLE GET WRONG ABOUT YOU AT FIRST ACQUAINTANCE?

I think whatever I put out there in the world and how it is interpreted is in line, though if one is so inclined to scratch the surface, they can be in for a total surprise - or maybe not.  Whatever the case, initial impressions should only be taken with a grain of your favorite spice.

 

10. HOW/WHO IS YOUR IDEAL AUDIENCE?

My ideal audience is one who welcome self-reflection and who is not afraid of questioning their world.

 

11. WHERE IS HOME?

My home has always been my imagination and any physical environment tempered to that.

 

12. WHAT QUESTION WOULD YOU ASK TO WHOMEVER IS READING THIS?

What are you most afraid of?

 

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NIRVANDVA by Kuh del Rosario and Scott Lewis opens at FIELD Satellite on October 23, 2014. Exhibition runs until November 22, 2014.