We’ve been having lots of fun these last few weeks, celebrating our 10th birthday and interviewing our zine contributors! Latest on the list is I Am Acrylic who we were lucky enough to hang out with in Edinburgh a few weeks ago. Again we asked them 10 questions and this is what they answered…
Did you have a childhood career ambition?
Ruth: Long distance lorry driver.
Brendan: I wanted to be a robot that turned into a car.
If you could go on holiday anywhere tomorrow where would it be?
R & B: We’d go straight back to Edinburgh (having just had the best holiday there!)
What is the best place to visit in the town/city you live? London:
R: The Geffrye Museum on Kingsland Road via Columbia Road Flower market on a Sunday.
B: Mama Thai, best place for lunch and just round the corner from us on Toynbee Street.
Tell us one thing we’d never know about you?
R: I’ve done a loop-the-loop in a glider – twice!
B: I buy my shirts from BHS Children’s school uniform dept.
What’s the best joke you know?
R: What did the cat get when she ate a ball of wool? Mittens!
B: My nephew sent me the best joke for my birthday: Why did the cow cross the road? To get to the udder side! (see attached photo)
If you weren’t doing this for a living what would you like to do?
R: I’d be a super sleuth…a bit like Jessica Fletcher (you know…..her from Murder She Wrote)
B: I’d be a robot that turned into a car!
What music/radio etc do you listen to when you’re working?
R: BBC Radio 6music B: Talk Sport – or my spotify playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/bwyfan/starred
Who is your biggest artistic inspiration?
R: It changes all the time between various members of my family and famous artists and designers…currently my uncle who made my favourite ever wooden dolls.
B: Chris Burden (An American artist working in performance, sculpture, and installation art)
Do you have a favourite feel good film of all time. What is it?
R: Desperately Seeking Susan ranks very highly as a favourite film.
B: Die Hard
Do you have a favourite quote or phrase?
R: Suck it up and stop crying!
B: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker (you know…..it’s from Die Hard)
Coming soon we’ll have our very own version of I Am Acrylic’s zine contribution – a mechanical HZ world! You really don’t want to miss it!