Posted on | October 31, 2008 |
Terence Koh is one of the most fascinating artist to me. He really embodies the term “Art Star” and I am always delighted and surprised with whatever he puts out. From hand made zines to solo shows at some of the most well reputed galleries in the world, he manages to balance the sublime and the perverted. I recently had the chance to ask Terence some questions, and as Terence routinely lies in his interviews and has some of the most entertaining responses, I though I would try and get a different perspective. I asked some friends if there was anything they would want to ask Terence Koh if they had the chance and their questions are below. By Kyle Morrison.
Hugh asks: Will you swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth from this point forwards until foreverything, so help you __MY OWN ETERNAL SOUL__? (You can kinda two part that one… Fill in the blank then answer.)
YES YOU GUYS SURE ARE GETTING A LOT OUT OF ME TODAY
Vanessa asks: You seem to have many personalities and identities. Asian Punk Boy, Chinese, Canadian, New Yorker, performance artist, fashion victim, visual artist, singer, the Naomi Campbell of the art world, etc….which one is the real you?
I THINK OF MYSELF AS TERENCE KOH AND THAT IS THE COMPLETE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. TERENCE KOH AS THE PERSON THAT IS THE PERSON I WAS BORN AS, THE PERSON THAT SPEAKS TO ME WHEN I WAKE UP, WHEN I SLEEP, WHEN I AM DEAD, WHEN I AM DRINKING APPLE JUICE, WHEN I AM FALLING, WHEN I AM CRYING. ITS NOTHING BUT MYSELF. I AM ME AND THINK OF NOBODY BUT MYSELF.
Josh asks: Koh bunny, do you believe in reincarnation? If so, what would you like to come back as, and why?
I WOULD HATE TO BE REINCARNATED. I WANT TO LIVE LIFE THIS ONE LIFE I HAVE AS BEAUTIFULLY ASS POSSIBLE.
Jill asks: What’s your favorite way to spend an evening out in NYC?
I GET SCARED OF PEOPLE AND DONT’ REALLY LIKE GOING OUT. SO MY FAVORITE WAY TO BE OUT IN NEW YORK AT NIGHT IS RIDING MY BIKE. ITS COMPLETELY NOT THE SAFEST THING TO DO BUT I PUT ON MY SOUND CANCELLATION BOSE EARPHONES AND JUST RIDE AROUND RANDOMLY ON MY BIKE AND LISTEN TO MARIA CALLAS WITH EITHER AVE MARIA, BACH ON A LOOP, OR THE CURE, A THOUSAND HOURS AND JUST RIDE AND RIDE THE EMPTY STREETS AFTER MIDNIGHT AND STOP AT SHOP WINDOWS AND LOOKS AT THE WINDOWS OR AT TREES AND THE MOON NOT REALLY MANY STARS TO SEA IN NEW YORK I LIKE IT ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS A BREEZE A LIGHT BREEZE AND RIDING MY BIKE AFTER MIDNIGHT
Yale asks: If you had to choose, what top 3 galleries worldwide do you see as the most innovative and boundary pushing?
I DON’T REALLY KNOW YALE SORRY
Ryan asks: In a world where people like to be able to classify things, especially art, how do you classify your work? Or do you?
I CLASSIFY MY WORK AS ART. I MAKE ART. IF I DIED AND SOMEONE WANTED TO FIND ME IN A BOOKSTORE, I WANT TO BE IN THE ART SECTION.
Travis asks: Who’s cock dead or alive would you love to suck and what pussy dead or alive would you love to eat?
COCK = PRINCE HARRY
PUSSY = PRINCESS DIANA
Shannin asks: I recently viewed a screening of bruce labruces new zombie film, Otto, Or Up With Dead People, which you produced. If you were a zombie, who would be the first person you would attack and suck dry?
MY BOYFRIEND GARRICK, AND IF I MAY NEXT MY TWO CATS, GILBERT AND HANS-MAYA A HAPPY ZOMBIE FAMILY