What do you think existed before time existed? Can you describe to us what it looked like?
I’m not sure if time even exists in the present moment. Ultimately, the concept of time is a construct we’ve invented and shaped our lives around. Even my ability to think and describe is shaped by experiences bound by time. At the same time history and the future are telling us only about the present. However, I envision a serene realm where everything flows harmoniously, perhaps reminiscent of a tranquil sea.
If you were a black hole and you could come up with your own properties, what properties would you have?
If I were endowed with the powers of a black hole, I would be really good at the act of enjoying doing nothing- something I sometimes wish I had a little bit more of in daily life. I also hope I will attain a deeper understanding of ‘massa’ (which is me) and grasp the enormity of the universe, exploring its full and empty parts.
Answering this question makes me think of the book Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino I read a while ago. In the book is this amazing story The Distance of the Moon, about the Moon and gravity.
Here’s an audio version of this story.
Let’s get back to now, or wait let’s go to the future. I’m curious what was a thought provoking question a visitor asked you during UNFAIR23? Who was the visitor? And about which work of yours was it?
I think the most provoking questions are unexpected questions – those you think later off ‘Oh I should have said…’ but then the moment has already passed.’Thus perhaps, keeping this in mind, it would likely be a question I can’t currently fathom, asked by someone I haven’t yet encountered. I also believe there isn’t a single piece more provoking than the others in the series I will present.