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Randy Grskovic is an artist and curator living in Toronto, Canada.

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11/1*, Vol.7: Randy Grskovic

#2. What is always worth the price?

Generosity.

#4. It’s not working: try something new or persist?

Always try something new, even if it is working.

#5. In general; start from chaos and reduce or start from silence and add?

Definitely chaos, it’s way more fun.

#6. When does a piece fail? When does a piece succeed?

A piece fails when the meaning doesn’t grow over time. It succeeds when it takes on a life of it’s own and changes based on our assertion of the time it was made. When a work is tied to it’s own time it becomes imbued with the context of all of history. To have work that like that is pretty special.

#7. Pasta or sushi?

I want to say pasta but I’m going to say sushi.

#8. You can bring one thing with you when you go (interpret that how you will), it must be inanimate. What is it?

A nice pair of sunglasses.

#11. What incredibly useful thing doesn’t exist yet?

Peace.

#17. What about yourself can you not trust?

My blood sugar level.

#18. Who would you like to see but not speak to?

My father.

#19. What is the most important thing you’ve learned in the past month?

Spend more time with people.

#20. You can spend an hour any place and at any time. Where and when?

At the edge of space, the hour before the end of time. That day may never come but I like having it in the bank just in case.

*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.

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