A Real Boy At Last

An interview with Jesse Hudson now up on literary and art online magazine The Fanzine.


Waiting For John said...

Hiya Oscar,

Oh I've just read this interview and it's wonderful. It's always nice, though not always necessary, to hear someone concisely and plainly explaining what they do. I enjoy the artits words and thoughts and acts. Art has been too much intellectualised by the critics and it's time for the artist to reclaim that ground themselve. The amount of "works of genius" I've seen realised by retards is absolutely shocking!

It was especally nice hearing you talk of your relationship to Dennis Cooper. He's a man whose works have touched me immensely. For me he is a visual artist with words. I leave his books wth visions.

I was also really engrossed about the Death Drive talk. It's something that greatly interests me and something that will ultimately play quite a part in the blog I'm writing. Yes there's a lot of humour there at the moment, but things are going to get pretty twisted as we move along. The humour will finally be the only release in what will become a very confined space. But this is about you... not me!

so, SO... forgetting Cooper, Costello & I for a moment, it's back to you and above all I dug this:

I think that romanticized death is exactly like romanticized love. It is an idea that appears everywhere, it is a constant and resonant theme. When you're a kid, if you're lucky enough not to have gone through real death threats, such as war, you base your ideas not on life experiences, but on the cultural references you are fed. Your emotions are mediated by external images you have chosen to represent yourself. And, more often than not, these chosen figures have something heroic and exciting in them. They fight, fly, run, love passionate loves, kill, die. Often, they are doomed figures, and surely, the reasons why they do what they do is not strict practicality like, for instance, having to go to work to pay their rent. I think the realm of the imaginary and the mythological where all these actions take place in a romanticized way is a very important place to be as a kid. It is about strong emotions, above all.

Yeah, that's exactly... it is that what you say and in my real existence I am living that. It's why I suppose it stole the show.

Anyway, I'm not sure how much I can type in these comment forms and I've already typed too much...

Excuse all the typo's, my keyboard's fucked! Excuse my tongue, my brains in the same condition as my clavier.

You're not Oscar & I'm not Tristram, but for just this moment of now we are...

All My Respect, someone other than Tristram Spencer. X

Oscar B. said...

Hey Tristram, thanks so much for your comment. It's very much appreciated.How do you mean 'in your real existence you are living that?'

I'll be waiting to read/see your blog.

xx Oscar