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Estonian artist Kiwa. Photo: Terje Toomistu

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Estonian visual and sound artist, writer, curator Kiwa ((also know as: KIWA, Ki'wa, Ki wa, or as the sound master –Kiwanoid) . Read more about him in the section "Artists".

1. What’s the best moment of your day.

When i become überconscious.

2. Why do you work as an artist?

It implies mainly working as anything else.

3. What films, concerts, exhibits, or books have left a lasting impression on you?

Film : Grigori Kromanov's soviet sci-fi movie "Hotel of the perished alpinist" (1979) - 32 years of pure obsession and last 8 years of writing a book about it.

Concert : listening signal (f.bretschneider, a.noto, o.bender) in minsk at the first belorussian electronic music and art festival 2 yrs ago was quite impressive.

Exhibits : do not remember any.

Books: Kafka, Borges, Deleuze, Nabokov, Miller, Lindgren, Jansson, Mäkelä and some by Estonian experimental esoteric writers.

4. Where do you currently get ideas for your works?

Rather the ideas somehow get me.

5. Which work(s) of art would you like to have in your possession?

If I had enough space for the storage i'd like to have them all.

6. What do you do when you’re not occupied with art?

This occupation is immanent (and as it implies writing, producing music, curating, travelling etc i'm ok with that).

7. Do you sleep a lot?

10-12 hours is my standard.

8. Do you collect anything?

Books about Nothing. Transcripts of dreams girls see about me.

9. What is one of the most important things in your studio?

Collection of books about Nothing.

10. What do you like to eat, and what don’t you like?

I like everything except fat. Best food I ever got was some Bhutanese stuff in Dharamsala.

11. When you were a kid, what did you want to be?

Artist. I was also in love with theatre and clowns from moscow circus.

12. Name three creative individuals, from any era, with whom you’d gladly spend an evening.

Lao Zi, Sappho, Zappa.

Take also a "Sneak Peek" into Kiwa's studio!

Kiwa is participating in an international group exhibition of sound and light art installations "Continuum_the perception zone" which is open in Tallinn Kunstihoone from August 25 through October 2.