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Hannah Perry

Hannah Perry … bio needs updating!

Who are you and what do you do for a living?
I am Hannah Perry and I am an artist

Do you trust yourself?

What came first? The chicken or the egg?
The dinosaur

What have you done since you woke up
this morning?

Made a mess in the studio, cleaned it up, listened to music,
exported a video, ate some ice cream and some toast,
listened to more music, downloaded some stuff and called
a cab because I am about to go an install a show

Where do you go when no-one is looking?

What is your earliest memory?
Jumping up and down naked on my parents’ bed

Please describe the place you are currently in,
or the view from your window?

I am in my warehouse in London, looking out of the
window wondering whether this rain is ever going
to stop

What do you like the look of?
Wet-look hair gel

Were you a popular child?
Yeah, but really shy

What sustains you?
Cigarettes mainly

Do you scare easy?
No, i think i have only really be scared once in my life.
I worry which is different

Who was the first cultural figure to influence you?
Dr Dre

Where is love?
I don’t know, if you find it let me know

What’s under your clothes?
A fatter version of me 1 year ago

Does Death scare you?
Not at all… at the moment

Do you subscribe to a particular belief?
Humanity and emotions, that is all

What two colours should never be seen?
That usually refers to clothes right. I nearly always
wear black because I have no idea about these things

What do you like most about fame and success?
The things that you produce existing in the world
after you don’t

Who did you spend last night with?
I went to a private view and met friends that I
haven’t seen for a while

What do you do for fun?
Chatting and dancing with friends and stimulating people.

What one thing would improve the quality
of your existence?

Having enough money to pay the rent on a more
regular basis

Why do you do what you do?
Its the only thing that would have me

If a tree falls down in a wood but no one
is there to hear it, does it make a noise?

Yes… no wait, no. I mean yes… or er no

What is your most marked characteristic?
Optimism apparently

What would you like to be better at?
Spelling, grammar organization and remembering
things — all the classic traits of a dyslexic person

What is your favourite smell?

What is sexy?
Confidence mixed with kindness

How do you know when something is finished?
How can you let go of it?

Ah, the age-old ‘cooked’ or ‘over done’ debate.
Well, usually there is a deadline involved!

What is your favourite sound?

Do you collect anything? If so what?
I collect everything!

Which image do you keep returning too?
A photograph I took 7 years ago of an 8-year
old boy holding a weed leaf

What piece of music would you like played at
your funeral?

Juicy by Notorious BIG

Is life serious?
Only when you piss people off


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