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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Ali Whiteford


The Sisters Hayes would like to know:

What did you (or do you) want to be when you grow up?
A massage therapist or vet

How many siblings do you have and what is your birth order (oldest, middle child, youngest, only child)?
3 – I am the middle child

Are you doing what you love with your life? Why or Why not?
Job wise – yes i am. A tough financial decision but well worth it. It took me a long time to work out what i wanted to do/be

What is your favourite hobby or past time? Is this something you prefer to do alone or with others and why?
I love craft – think yarn or fabric activities. I like being by myself when it’s a personal project (or a large ongoing project). Short and sweet is a good time to be with others. You gain more ideas and inspire each other

What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod that you do not want to delete?
hhhm…probably the fraggle rock song. in its defence it is sung in spanish

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.
Nightcliff rocks (in darwin) at sunset. Around feb/march as there can also be lightening storms at sea. I remember the smell of salt and ozone and my fathers old spice. Orange sky and silver blue water

What three things do you ‘feel you need’ to carry with you (other than your phone, wallet or keys)?
Lip balm, current book, hankie

What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
After giving this much thought, I’d have to say buttercup from the powerpuff girls. Her signature colour is green (one of my favourite colours), her ingredient was spice (chai anybody?) and she is the tomboy out of the group. oh and she gets frustrated by perceived inaction. My partner wants to point out that when she sleeps she does little boxing moves also.

What book OR movie do you enjoy reading/watching over and over again?
When I need the world to be wonderful – amelie. When I am really pissed off and angry – zoolander

Describe something you wear that makes you feel confident, happy or powerful.
a t-shirt which was my practice fabric for screen printing, that my niece made longer with pink strips of fabric. It is colourful, comfortable and is the first thing I pack when travelling.