Samtalið við Lisu Milroy fór fram í formi tölvupóstsendinga á milli okkar í Apríl, vegna
sýningar hennar í Ganginum á tíma Listahátíð í Reykjavík 2011, frá miðjum Maí mánuði til
Júlí loka. Lisa er fædd í Vancouver, Kanada, og útskrifaðist úr Goldsmiths College í London
árið 1982. Hún hefur sýnt víða, um Stóra Bretland og einnig annars staðar um veröldina, og
verk hennar eru í eigu listasafna og safnara hér og hvar. Hún er prófessor í málaradeild Slade
akademíunnar í London.
Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson: Getur þú sagt mér frá þér? Frá...
Helgi Fridjonsson and Lisa Milroy in Conversation, April 2011
Helgi: Can you tell me about your background? Are you Canadian? What made you become an artist?
Lisa: I was born in Vancouver, Canada and came to study art in London in 1979. I did my
Foundation Course at St Martin's School of Art and my undergrad at Goldsmiths College.
Before coming to London, I spent ten months in Paris. I worked as an ìau pairî for a family
I'm still in touch with, and studied French at the Sorbonne, but really, I just spent my days
wandering around the city, led by my senses. Time went by in a haze...
Helgi Thorgils Fridjonsson interviews Nicola Ginzel.
HF: Can you say something about your background?
My mother is German and my father is Austrian, Czech actually, born in Bohemia, 1921. He moved to Vienna when he was two. My grandfather had a big textile company in Bohemia, which went bankrupt, and he immigrated to Brazil when my father was only seven. They lost all contact with him after three years and believed that he died of typhoid fever. My father has had four nationalities- Czech, German (when Austria was annexed under Hitler), becoming Austrian only after WWII and finally American.
Exhibition Federico Herrero.
The Corridor summer 2004.
Conversation Federico Herrero and Helgi Thorgils Fridjonsson:
H. Th. F.: First I would like you to tell me something about your background. Where do you come from, and why did you decide to become artist? Or did you decide it?
F.H.: I think I didn’t decide to be an artist. Like many people, it was just something that was very naturally growing with me, all the time since I was a kid I was drawing and having a very intense imagination. In my family there are no artists , so I couldn’t say that this was something that I learned...