A meeting with Doug Gillen of Fifth wall TV
1 What achievement makes you the most proud ?
If I’m honest I feel I’ve still got a long way to go before I can stamp my hand on something and say fuck I’m proud of this.  I’ve done some great things but I still feel it’s early days.

2  Favourite Dutch food ( if you know anything of course )
Does mayonnaise count?  You guys put mayo on everything and it’s magical.
3 Of who did you learned the most ?
My mum.  Hands down no doubt about that one, she taught me everything about life I needed to know and gave me enough room to continue to fuck up and learn from my mistakes myself.
4 What do you really love ?
Probably my morning coffee, then my family.
5 Which museum you like to curate for 1 exhibition
In all honest I think I’d rather take over a space than work with a museum.  Banksy’s Dismaland still stands out as one of the best shows I’ve ever been to so I’d love to take over an old prison or a mental institute or something like that.

6 With who would you like to do a collaboration ?
Banksy is the obvious answer for that but, as I work in video rather than paint his style would be something I think we could make work together.  Vhils and El Seed are a strong visual contenders for me as they have such huge scale impact pieces I think the possibilities with both has yet to be fully explored.
7 What is your biggest disappointment ?
Coming in 4th in the 100m egg and spoon race in primary school.  I had actually been training for months, I think it was Guy Nicholl that won it but I’m sure there was some guy of coup to out me.
8 Which exhibition that you have seen, inspired you the most
This is definitely cheating but it’s a 3 way tie between Ai Weiwei at the RA in London last year, Banksy’s Dismaland and “Inherit the Dust” by photographer Nick Brandt.  Ai Weiwei’s timetime dedication make him one of the all-time greats and that show was like nothing I’ve ever seen.  Dismaland blew me away not only because of the work but just the range of people it attracted, no art show I’ve ever seen could cross-culture in that respect.  Nick Brandt is a curveball but this exhibition is the only show I’ve been to that has actually broken me. He’s a wildlife photographer that has such a deep understanding and connection with his subjects he creates an intimacy that hits the whole scale of our environmental fuck-up home.
9 Who would you like to be for 1 day ?
Probably Putin.  I could out Trump and end support of Assad in a single day.  Would be pretty special.  I’d probably finish it off by uploading a video of me shagging a guy, reckon that’d properly wind him up.

10 Rembrandt or Mondriaan and why ?
Rembrandt dude was a different level
11 What is your best quality ?
No idea how to answer that without sounding like a twat.
12 Favourite Song
Kind of an impossible question to answer but for the sake of this I’m gonna say MJ – Man In The Mirror.  Always makes me feel the feels.

13 Do you have a (strange) ritual ?
No rituals, most of the strange shit I do leaves me writhing in shame and pity so it tends to be a one off.
14 When is the last time you had to cry ?
I’m a sucker for a lowkey cry at documentaries & Pixar films. Anyone that says they watched Toy Story 3 without dropping a couple of cups of salty tears is a liar.
15 Favourite movie
File that under favourite song, can’t really pick one but for the sake of this let’s say Shawshank.
16 What is your goal for this year?
Same thing it is every year, try stay out of jail and hospital, you do that and you’re winning.

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