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Kate Banazi

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The Perch

Academics, historians, archaelogists, all of them – they struggled for years to uncover the true facts behind the work of this artist. Who was the person behind these remarkable works that were beloved by fans and valued by clients all over the world? Who was the genius behind the mask? A conference was held in which experts debated possible theories – could their talent have been explained by the fact that they were secretly a collective? Or a front for an underground sweatshop? Or perhaps they were bestowed with imagemaking powers as their home planet crumbled to pieces and they were sent to earth to keep us safe, with pictures? These were all possible. Then there was the other guy, in the corner, who suggested that maybe they just didn’t give us a bio. He was laughed out of the room, and the rest of the experts met in the bar for drinks.


Kate Banazi

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Train, bus, bike, or other:

Plane, car, bus, bike, tram, legs and dog sled.

What's the most important object in your studio?

Lifesize Mos Def cardboard cut out.

Paper or Plastic?

Both, but not at the same time, because that would be greedy.

If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?

Nanna, although she may be rather ripe.

Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.

Open mouthed kisses work for me.

Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?

A classic conundrum.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Hourly, daily or monthly?

Favourite client so far?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Favourite imaginary client?

My imaginary friend, Nasa.

How does your mother describe your profession?

A multi generational itch that needs to be scratched.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee x 3.

What's your earliest drawing memory?

Bogies on the wall.

How do you prefer to spend your mornings?

In London on the Heath. In Sydney, in the pool.

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