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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Hermione Merry


The Sisters Hayes would like to know:

What did you (or do you) want to be when you grow up?
Did: When I was 6 I wanted to be the first female AFL Player. I don’t want that anymore

How many siblings do you have and what is your birth order (oldest, middle child, youngest, only child)?
Youngest by 12 years and different mother. One brother (died) 2 sisters (alive)

Are you doing what you love with your life? Why or Why not?
There are many things I love to do. I am doing some of them, others are added to the waiting list. Why – because life is too short for too much compromise, Why not? 24 hours ain’t enough in a day

What is your favourite hobby or past time? Is this something you prefer to do alone or with others and why?
My favourite passtime is making art. I prefer to do this with others. I work with a friend of mine making cinematic installations. At home I make land art with my daughter and spontaneous performance art with my boyfriend. Why? Because I would not make anything if I were doing it alone, the self-doubting interior monologue is much less powerful in the company of others.

What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod that you do not want to delete?
Sweet Child O Mine – Guns n roses

Describe an important place to you. Include things like what season or time of day it is. Also let us know of any important smells or colours you associate with that place.
The garden of my childhood home. Huge trees – walnut, chestnut, oak, ginko. Meandering paths and secret nooks n crannies, lily of the valley, tiger lillies, old roses, raspberries, moss. The smell of damp earth, greens with bursts of colour – dark n shady spots.

What three things do you ‘feel you need’ to carry with you (other than your phone, wallet or keys)?
The baby boy currently living in my belly, tweezers, camera.

What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
Lula Pace Fortune from Wild at Heart – the romantic. Or Jay Gatsby – the tragic romantic.

What book OR movie do you enjoy reading/watching over and over again?
The Outsiders (SE Hinton, not Camus) I read at least once a year.

Describe something you wear that makes you feel confident, happy or powerful.
Boots and jeans and a smile.