in the Category: art
We visit you: Aurélie Bayad
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Photo by Nina Linggadjaja shot in Brussels
Tell us, what do you do in life?
I’m trying to figure out life [Laughs]. I’m a visual artist, mainly focused on video and photography. In my video performances I aim to question the viewer’s gaze. I like to create visuals that are slightly weird and disturbing, mixing glittery and girly with raw and dirty elements. Recently, I also started to experiment with installations. The rest of my time I spend selling optical frames and sunglasses.
What do you like best about your place?
I like my place because it feels very homey and it is nicely decorated. There’s a lot of space and light, which is super important to me. I used to live in places where there was either not enough light or space or it was overflowing with stuff. But this house feels just right: I have space to work, space to chill and space to be on my own when I need to.
What kind of music are you listening to at the moment?
A bit of everything. But mostly pop, experimental electronic music and some techno.
What’s the first record you bought?
Must have been Lady Gaga or Justice. But the first record I got was probably one by Lorie, the K3 of France.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Dancing and singing in my kitchen when no one is home. Also doing yoga and going biking in the hills next to my mother's house.
Any guilty pleasures?
Ariana Grande and ice cream.
Have you ever got cold feet?
One time I ran away from a date in, like, 2016. It was pretty intense and scary. I’m really sorry...xxxx
Have you experienced any regrets recently?
Most probably yes, but it comes and goes. One thing that always helps me is knowing that given the situation I was in, I did what I thought was best at that moment. I’m very flawed so I make mistakes. It’s important to stay accountable for your mistakes but you learn and grow from them. So for the time being, I’m okay.
Which future Subbacultcha show are you looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to Playground in Leuven.
Playground: Nel Aerts (performance)
16 Nov - M, Leuven
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