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This week we connected Kim David Bots to Pernille Pedersenand and Pernille to Kim. They answered each others questions about gladiators and politics.

Here are some Youtube video’s, could you react to them with other video’s?

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Behold my answers to the 3 Youtube-links:

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Ok, so, as many sci-fi stories have predicted planet Earth has become a toxic wasteland, societies have fallen apart into smaller ‘tribes’ that are under immense pressure because of lack of resources, constant feuds are fought out in gladiator-like arena’s. What are your preferred gladiator gear and name? (in this post-apocalyptical situation warriors are awarded names to commemorate their achievements).

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My preferred gladiator gear and name would be :
Name: Epic Spider Solitaire Solutioner
Gear: Epic Tactical SMG

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Give us a link to a location on google maps you like to live or would like to visit? (If you want to you can explain why, if not that is also ok).

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A location on Google maps I like to live:
https://goo.gl/maps/rYXbtj3YYkRHfczcA
Reason: I would love to live here, but it’s too expensive atm <3

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Pernille Pedersen ‘500 Gogos’ (2019)

What would you characterize as your biggest challenge at the moment?

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Some challenges at the moment:

  1. I ordered tools from Toolmax, which did not arrive and I’m now trying to figure out where they are and if I can get a refund.
  2. I’ve been trying to clean up my studio for months, but it seems to only have become messier.
  3. I moved to The Hague two years ago and there is still stuff in Amsterdam I need to pick up.
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To what extent are you aware of, or interested in, the political aspect of your practice?

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I am interested in politics and the political, but also see the space of art as extremely ambiguous and unclear in nature.

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Of course these interests play a role, but maybe more so in the background or as one of many layers. Art (in all its varieties) to me is a by default narrative space and once you pull in political events they change meaning or become aestheticized in a way, almost as if becoming a decor. But maybe this is a copout, a way around thinking about it.

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Is there a red thread or clear consistency between everything you make? And is it important?

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Yes, I think so.

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I’m interested in narrative in a broader sense of the word, which is maybe a bit general, but I think the things I make are often either a starting point or the result of a network of stories.

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When looking at other people’s work, I also have the tendency to look at it narratively, which is a nice exercise. It’s a bit like infecting reality with fictions.

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Kim David Bots ‘Z.T.’ (2019)


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