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HD Video, 15 mins. Performed on 10th June 2015 at Standpoint, London and on November 2015 at Chapter, Cardiff for Experimentica15

So often now interviews focus less on the interviewee instead becoming a homage to the interviewer. Today’s famed hosts such as Paxman, Norton, Humphrys and Ross reek of narcissism, placing themselves as the centre of attention often to the detriment of their victim.

The audience confronted with the image of the artist as interviewer on a clapped out television sitting centre stage. With no sign of the interviewee, interviewer and audience waited patiently yet confused, with the latter becoming tense, nervous, lost, and seeking ever more answers from an unassuming host. Turning the expectations of the audience on their head, this series of self interviews sits between madness and interrogation, forcing self reflection from both the artist and audience.