Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Artist Interview: Kim Corbet

What is your name:  Kim Corbet, musician/producer of multi-media shows

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:  formal, very formal

What is the style of your pieces:  post modern

What is the medium in which you work:  mostly multi-media (music/projections/live action)

What started you on your path as an artist:  my parents strapped me to an accordion at 7

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life:  focus/awareness/ability to see the big picture

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in:  theatre and film, where all disciplines come together

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like:  I produce shows for Dallas at the Bath House Cultural Center combining music (mostly world jazz) and original projections always with avant garde sentiments

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in:  black

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist?  finding an audience that thirsts for non-mainstream art

What is your favorite sandwich of all time:  home grilled burger with cole slaw and pico de gallo

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they:  more aggressive, funnier, more beautiful.  more collaborations with visual artists.  more adventurous over all.  better music.  a natural yet profound evolution.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:  John Cage
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person:  an underground sound and light sculpture in San Antonio (sorry, no details)

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work:  I had a cat who slept through most of it

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us:  a Halloween show at the Bath House and SMU concert on Nov. 20th

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