*11/1 now has it’s own site! This interview with Dean Placzek can also now be found at: 11on1.com
Dean Placzek (aka Razzy D) is a dancer based in Vancouver, Canada. He’s a member of Filthee Feet and Ouro Collective.
11/1*, Vol 16: Dean Placzek
#3. You have unlimited space and unlimited resources. What will you make?
Movement that stands the test of time either solo or with a group.
#6. When does a piece fail? When does a piece succeed?
When I feel proud of it and want to share what it with the world regardless of praise or money or anything like that.
#7. Pasta or sushi?
Pastas good…but I can’t deny my Asian roots.
#8. You can bring one thing with you when you go (interpret that how you will), it must be inanimate. What is it?
#9. What two things must be together to satisfy you?
Fun and an open mind.
#10. What is your favourite machine?
#15. What is the one thing you fear about your work?
Not being able to do it anymore.
#17. What about yourself can you not trust?
To be honest, myself. I second guess myself all the time.
#19. What is the most important thing you’ve learned in the past month?
Don’t wait for something to happen or for someone else to do something for you. If you really want to do it or get it down, do it yourself.
#21. What is your favourite plant?
Anything that gives us air to breathe.
#22. What is your favourite type of bread?
Does rice count?
#23. What object or tool is perfect?
Nothing is perfect. That’s what’s perfect about it.
*I’m sending 23 questions to artists, designers and musicians and asking them to answer 11. I think these questions give revealing answers, especially regarding creative work. Here are their responses. As these are interviews I’m publishing their answers as they are, fully appreciating that English may not be their first or preferred written language. Thanks to all the participants.