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8-Ball: Luther Price

Luther Price brings his gorgeous and tactile images to the Walker for a month-long program of his slides in the Lecture Room as well as a presentation of his 16mm and slide work on Friday night where he will be questions from the audience in a post-screening Q&A. Called “Brakhage after punk,” Price buries, burns, paints, dyes, […]

Luther Price brings his gorgeous and tactile images to the Walker for a month-long program of his slides in the Lecture Room as well as a presentation of his 16mm and slide work on Friday night where he will be questions from the audience in a post-screening Q&A. Called “Brakhage after punk,” Price buries, burns, paints, dyes, scatches, stains and gives much love to his slides and films that are as ephemeral as they are beautifully ageless. Price took a moment away from his studio work to answer questions that shed some light on the man behind the art.

Luther Price, Untitled #9, 2012 Courtesy Luther Price and Callicoon Fine Arts, NY

Luther Price, Untitled #9, 2012
Courtesy Luther Price and Callicoon Fine Arts, NY

What was the first concert you went to?

………QUEEN…….BOSTON GARDEN  1975….I WAS 13………..

What is your favorite candy?

……..I LIKE SALTY AND SWEET…….PAY DAY OR IS IT PLAY DAY….CANDY BAR………….

What is your spirit animal?

……………CAT……….WE GET ALONG………..THEY KNOW AND I KNOW ………….WE JUST KEEP IT THAT WAY……….

What global issue most excites or angers you?

………WELL THATS KIND OF TWO QUESTIONS………….’EXCITES’……….WE NEED HOPE……..REBIRTH………….WE ALL HAVE BEEN KILLING AND FUCKING EACH OTHER ………OVER AND OVER AND OVER……………BUT I THINK ,…..AS THE WORLD IS GETTING SMALLER WE REALIZE …………….WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING …………….WE CAN BE BETTER……………..CLEAN UP THIS MESS………….ON EARTH…………BUT I THINK , MORE THAN EVER ,….WE ARE READY TO TAKE STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION…………..ANGER…………YES………BUT WHAT GOOD IS IT………………SADNESS ….SORROW …………………WE ALL THAT THERE IS WAR AND STARVATION ………………….THAT OUR TIME MAY BE RUNNING OUT……………….BUT WE KEEP FUCKING AND KILLING ….KILLING AND FUCKING ………………PERHAPS WE ARE NOT CUT OUT TO BE THE GATE KEEPERS AFTER ALL……….

What is one of the most unexpected influences on your art?

……………PATIENCE……………….

If you could pose one question to every person on earth, what would it be?

…………..LETS START OVER……………..

What is your advice for young people today?

……………MAKE IT BETTER………..DON’T BE A TAKER…….BE A GIVER…………….

Whom would you like to spend three hours in an elevator with?

………………DAVID BOWIE…………….WE PROBABLY WOULD’NT EVAN TALK…………….JUST COUNTING SECONDS…………………

Who’s your favorite superhero?

…………..AQUA MAN…….I HAD A CRUSH ON HIM …………….HE WAS PRITTY HOT………………..

What is your least favorite sound?

………………..A BABY CRYING……………….

Luther Price’s program is on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 pm in the Walker’s Lecture Room. Bring the quiet babies.