Candice Breitz: The Audition, 2012; Courtesy: White Cube (London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)
Candice Breitz: The Audition, 2012; Courtesy: White Cube (London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)

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Barrie Barton

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Artist Chosen: Eugenia Lim

Eugenia would like to know:
What will you be when you grow up?
Quite grumpy

What makes you happy?
Feeling relevant

What is happiness?
Not wanting to be anywhere else doing anything else

Do you prefer the great outdoors or the great indoors?
Indoors

What do you do there?
Think and learn and work

Do you look at or avoid mirrors?
Avoid

What’s your favourite colour?
Navy blue

Tell me about a song OR scene from a film that evokes a particular time, memory, experience, story for you…
Electric Blue by Icehouse was the first ever song that I felt emotion to… I remember I was in the back of our car and it came on the radio. I couldn’t really understand what I was feeling but I waited by the radio for about two weeks waiting for it to some back on so I could record it. It came on at #27 on Australian Top 40.

What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
My dad at the end of his life (sorry… I know that’s a bummer)

If you have travel planned for the future, where will you go and what will you do there?
I will go to an epic city and I will live there and feel electric

Ever wanted to know what it’s like in another person’s shoes? Who would you consider swapping a day in your life with?
My brother Chris Barton

Why?
Because I want to know how similar or different we really are