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Artists as Writers: Interviews with Artists: The Artist as Interviewer

Artist as Interviewer

Some artists' work involves interviewing or recording their conversations with other artists. On this page, you can find lists of interviews that have been conducted by artists.

Artists on this page:

Ai Weiwei: Interviews as Interviewer

Ai interviews other artists

Chinese Artists, Texts and Interviews: Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA) 1998-2002. Ed. Ai Weiwei. Hong Kong: Timezone 8, 2002.

"A Talk Between Xie Nanxing and Ai Weiwei." Xie Nanxing Paintings: 1992-2004. Beijing: Galerie Urs Meile, 2004, pp. 11-63.

"Ai Weiwei Interviews Li Zhanyang." Rent - Rent Collection Yard. Beijing: Galerie Urs Meile, 2008, pp. 133-149.

Chi Peng: Me, Myself, and I. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2011.
Includes interview of Chi Peng by Ai WeiWei.

Sara Diamond: Artist as Interviewer

An interview with Mona Hatoum. Fuse. 04/01/1987

Blueprints for survival: Artists construct The Civil Defense Information Centre. Fuse Magazine, 6 (3). 1982.  pp. 132-137.  Read online.

Woman to woman: Talking art. Fuse Magazine, 7 (1&2).  1983. pp. 47-53.  Read online.

Will that be cash or consciousness: The Moral Lepers discuss feminism and the music scene. Fuse Magazine, 7 (4). 1983.  pp. 165-170.  Read online.

Still sane: Interview with sculptress Persimmon Blackridge. Fuse Magazine, 8 (3). 1984.  pp. 30-35.  Read online.

Performance: And interview with Mona Hatoum. Fuse Magazine, 10 (5). 1987.  pp. 46-52.  Read online.

Michael Hoolboom: Interviews by Michael Hoolboom

"Listening: an interview with Valerie Tereszko." 1990. Read online.

"Sex, Madness and the Church: An interview with Steve Sanguedolce." LIFT Newsletter 4.2 (Apr 1990). Read online.

"Take Courage: An Interview with Maija-Lene Rettig."  Michael Hoolboom, 1990. Read online.

"You Destroy Everything: An Interview with Jurgen Reble and Christiane Heuwinkel." originally published in Independent Eye Magazine 11.2/3 (Spring 1990). Read online.

"Fascism and the Fantastic: An Interview with Stephan Sachs." originally published in Independent Eye Magazine 11.2/3 (Spring 1990). Read online.

"We are all Monsters: An Interview with Birgit Hein." originally published in Independent Eye Magazine 11.2/3 (Spring 1990). Read online.

"Strange Developments in Ecstacy: An Interview with Jochen Lempert from Schmelzdahin." originally published in Independent Eye Magainze 11.2/3 (Spring 1990). Read online.

"I’m Not Against Pornography: An Interview with Claudia Schillinger." originally published in Independent Eye Magazine 11.2/3 (Spring 1990). Read online.

"That's Enough: An Interview with Klaus Telscher." originally published in Independent Eye Magazine 11.2/3 (Spring 1990). Read online.

"I Was Tired of the Super-8 Ghetto: An Interview with Steff Ulbrich." originally published in Independent Eye Magazine/Germany: Over the Wall (Spring 1990). Read online.

"Death, Obsession, and Cinema: An Interview with Michael Brynntrup." originally published in Independent Eye Magazine 11.2/3 (Spring 1990). Read online.

"Guns, Girls and Guerillas: An Interview with Penelope Buitenhuis." originally published in Independent Eye Magazine 11.2/3 (Spring 1990). Read online.

"Patricia Gruben: Sifted Evidence (An Interview)." Michael Hoolboom, 1994. Read online.

Tales of the Bizarre and Unexplained: Fringe Film in Canada. Toronto: Pages Books, 1996.
This book collects Hoolboom's interviews with 15 filmmakers on art, love, and life on the fringe

"Introduction: How German Is it?"  Millennium Film Journal 30/31 (Fall 1997): 1.

"Amateur Trash Films: An Interview with Torsten Alisch." originally published in Millennium Film Journal 30/31 (Fall 1997): 49-52. Read online.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, The FBI (Freie Berliner Ischen): Ramona Welsh, Pamela Homann and Dagie Brundert." originally published in Millennium Film Journal 30/31 (Fall 1997): 7-11. Read online.

"Outsider's Overture: James Carman on James Carman." originally published in Millennium Film Journal 30/31 (Fall 1997). Read online.

Inside the Pleasure Dome: Fringe Film in Canada. Toronto: Pages Books, 1996; Toronto: Coach House Books, 2nd ed., 2001. Read online.
Interviews with 16 Canadian filmmakers.

Like a Dream that Vanishes: The Films of Barbara Sternberg. Ed. Michael Hoolboom. Toronto: Pleasure Dome, 2000. Read online.
Hoolboom provides preface & text of 2 interviews "Transitions: Sternberg in the 80s: an interview" and "Pecking: Sternberg in the 90s: an interview"

Landscape with Shipwreck: First Person Cinema and the Films of Philip Hoffman. Eds. Karyn Sandlos & Michael Hoolboom. Toronto: Images Festival of Independent Film & Video: Insomniac Press, 2001. Read online.
Hoolboom is editor and contributes "Pictures of Home: Hoffman in the 80s, an interview by Mike Hoolboom" and "Duets: Hoffman in the 90s, an interview by Mike Hoolboom"

"Frans Zwartjes." originally published in mm(2): Experimental Film in the Netherlands Since 1960, (Filmbank/Uitgeverij de Balie, 2004). Read online.

Enlightened Nonsense: A Deirdre Logue Monograph. Ed. Michael Hoolboom. 2006. Read online.
Hoolboom is editor and contributes essay "Deirdre Logue's Enlightened Nonsense" and interview "Transformer Toy: an interview with Deirdre Logue"

Touching Pictures: An Conversation with Jean Perret by Mike Hoolboom  Michael Hoolboom. 2007. Read online.

"Sad Disco Master: An Interview with Steve Reinke." Michael Hoolboom, 2007. Read online from Hoolboom's website.

"Letters From Seoul." Reel Asian: Asian Canada on Screen, ed. Elaine Chang (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2007): 210-23.
Essay by Hoolboom and Helen Lee included in the book, Reel Asian. Available online and in print from OCADU Library.

"Frequencies: An Interview with Jason Boughton." originally published in Millennium Film Journal 50 (Fall 2008): 3-11. Read online.

"Long Live Experimental Everything: An Interview with Julie Murray." originally published in Millennium Film Journal 50 (Fall 2008): 22-34. Read online.

Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2008. Available online and in print from OCADU Library.

"What Is Felt Cannot Be Forgotten: An Interview with Deborah Stratman." originally published in Amerikan Movies (2008) and as "The Art of Looking: An interview with Deborah Stratman" in Millennium Film Journal 50 (Fall/Winter 2008): 12-20. Read online.

Al Razutis - Iconoclast. Ed. Michael Hoolboom. 2009. Read online.
Writings by Hoolboom "Under the Sign of the Beast: An interview by Davidy Bryant and Mike Hoolboom"; "The Films of Al Razutis"; "Three Decades of Rage: An interview by Mike Hoolboom"

"Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby." Michael Hoolboom, 2010. Read online.

"Between Haircuts by Children and The Best Sex I Ever Had: An Interview with Darren O’Donnell." originally published in Blast Counterblast by Steve Reinke and Anthony Elms, Toronto: Mercer Union, 2011. Read online.

The Beauty is Relentless: The Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby. Ed. Michael Hoolboom. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2012. Read online or from OCADU Library.
Includes an essay and interview by Hoolboom.

"Film, Video, Chickens: An Interview with John Price." Michael Hoolboom, 2012. Read online.

"Exile: An Interview with Martha Colburn." Michael Hoolboom, n.d. Read online.

"Reality and Motive in the Documentary: An Interview with Donigan Cumming." Michael Hoolboom, n.d. Read online.

"An Interview with Robert Todd." Michael Hoolboom, n.d. Read online.

"Anti-Sleekness Was Always My Weakness: An Interview with Nadia Sistonen." Michael Hoolboom, n.d. Read online.

"From Lebanon to Kelowna: An Interview with Jayce Salloum." Michael Hoolboom, n.d. Read online.

"Sky Gilbert: Criticism, Vomit, Sex and Greatness: An Interview with Hillar Liitoja." Michael Hoolboom, n.d. Read online.

"An Interview with Nelson Henricks." Michael Hoolboom, n.d. Read online.

For a full list of Michael Hoolboom's interviews, please visit his website.