CLOVIS BATAILLE is wearing the Leo No.007. He is an artist living in Paris.

What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Check my sugar levels

What is the last thing you do at night?
Crawl up to the ceiling and spin my head three times

What is your favorite word in any language?
Schadenfreude, horniness

What is most difficult to find in contemporary culture?
Honesty, greys between blacks and whites.

What is a rule that should never be broken?
Eating with your mouth closed
Opening doors for people to enter buildings
Free Palestine

What is a rule that should always be broken?
Stop at red light
Stay in your lane
Stand clear of the closing doors
Do not touch the Art

What is your favorite animal?
Hyenas, Hummingbirds, Bats, dogs

What was the first piece of cultural work that really mattered to you?
9/11 on TV coming back from school in 2001
the «Common Wealth» group show at Tate in 2003
«Der Mucha» in Dusseldorf in 2022
«Lewis Baltz Texts» and Gucci Mane’s autobiography

What do you still wish to learn?
To make good work, to remain calm and to breathe

What is still a mystery?
Tomorrow, romance, door hinges

What is your favorite representation of simplicity?
Absence, understanding, concrete and steel
Someone nodding yes, someone walking

What is your favorite representation of complexity?
Cities, bodies, absence, someone thinking

Where is happiness found?
In landfills, libraries, in difficulty, in the studio.

What is your first memory?
Giving my primary school enemies cayenne peppers at school break and sending em home

What is your favorite slogan?
Pas de fachos dans nos tieks, pas de tieks pour les fachos

Do you have a soundtrack to your life?
Mobb Deep, Chihei Hatakeyama, Kerry Leimer, Yusef Lateef, Meredith Monk, Carl Nielsen, Three 6 Mafia, Booba, Peter Michael Hamel, Salem and Hospital beeping machines

What is in your house?
Books, knives, used needles, burnt wood,
a dried fig tree leaf

What is modern?
A narcoleptic dog named Insomnia

What is a distraction?
The Internet, technologies, news, some people`s opinions

What should we listen to?
Birds at dawn from April 15 til June 25

Where would you find your doppelgänger?
In a wooden cabin in Lincoln county, Montana

What is good design?

Where do you find good design?
Hospitals, in steel factories and wood workshops, in Japan, Norway, Germany, France

What does progression mean to you?
Knowing something by heart,
difficulty, being out of a comfort zone
Talking to strangers

What was your last download?
Naomie Klein Doppelganger

What is your motto?
Raver on the street, tender in the sheet

Who are your heroes or heroines in history?
Helen Levitt, Mom, Siouxsie Sioux

What is your favorite mistake?
“another round!”

The best cult classic?
Ranald MacDougall’s The World the Flesh and the Devil, Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog

What are you bored by?
Routine, clout chasers (there’s a bunch of em), some figurative painters, safe players, when people who have nothing to say are given a voice, a space (there’s a bunch of em)

Any last words?
See u later alligator
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