*11/1 now has it’s own site! This interview with Heather Faye Kahn can also now be found at: 11on1.com
Heather Faye Kahn is an artist and writer living in New York City, USA.
11/1*, Vol.3: Heather Faye Kahn
#1: Twelve hours of the perfect day or twelve hours of the perfect night?
12 hours of the perfect MORNING. Right? Because morning is cooler than either day or night.
#2: What is always worth the price?
#3: You have unlimited space and unlimited resources. What will you make?
A lot of stories in different forms (animation, writing, comics, etc.).
#12: You own a store that only sells one type of object. What is it?
#13: What famous artwork do you like least of all?
Picasso’s Les Demoiselle d’Avignon. Fuck that shit too much beige.
#15: What is the one thing you fear about your work?
It’s boring. People are bored by it.
#16. What habit have you had the longest?
I stand on the outside edges of my feet without realizing it if I have to stand still for more than a minute.
#18: Who would you like to see but not speak to?
Oh. The answer is clear. An anonymous friend of mine. She’s extremely smart & talented, she’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. I met her over 3 years ago but I still get hung up on her sometimes. I find her so intimidating that my mind goes blank when I talk to her. She’s also very opinionated & in lieu of this, very judgmental. As much as I have grown throughout the years I have known her, conversing with her is still a huge weakness of mine, even though I wish I could ask her about everything & feel relaxed & secure enough in myself to be natural. Until I figure this out, rather than never see her (I usually try to avoid her), I would prefer to just see her now & then, to know she’s still around & she’s still herself.
#19: What is the most important thing you’ve learned in the past month?
I learned 2 important things: Communication is no joke. Sometimes the best way to take care of yourself is to communicate as clearly as possible. Also, I have learned that selflessness is a goal.
#21: What is your favourite plant?
This funny fuzzy plant I bought from a grocery store. It will not die & it keeps spawning new versions of itself & I’m impressed.
#22. What is your favourite type of bread?
Bread with cranberries in 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.