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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Olga Nowicka

The Sisters Hayes would like to know:


What did you (or do you) want to be when you grow up?
An architect, a Film Critic or Set Designer

How many siblings do you have and what is your birth order (oldest, middle child, youngest, only child)?
I have no siblings

Are you doing what you love with your life? Why or Why not?
I love my life but currently I am not really satisfied with my job. I mean its a great job to have but its not creative at all and lets face it – boring. Unfortunately not for me.

What is your favourite hobby or past time? Is this something you prefer to do alone or with others and why?
Probably photography and going on small/big road trips. I love doing both with friends but if I need to do it on my own I would. Just much more fun with more than just 1 person.

What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod that you do not want to delete?
Probabaly Shaggy ’bombastic’ haha

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.
late evening, getting dark, raining outside, big glass door facing the busy street, house lights are on but its still a bit darkish, a lot of purple, purple curtains, wide and tall set of stairs to the auditoriums, smell of damp and an old movie picture theatre mixed with the rain from the outside.

What three things do you ‘feel you need’ to carry with you (other than your phone, wallet or keys)?
my cinema membership card, a tampon (just in case), a pen

What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
I don’t really identify with book/movie characters.. when I was younger (I guess I still do it now) when I read I like to see the world with the eyes of the main character (I guess everyone does it though). I used to love reading The Catcher in the Rye or Little Prince and of course Harry Potter :)
I guess they were my fave books of childhood/teen.

What book OR movie do you enjoy reading/watching over and over again?
As Good As It Gets & Black Cat, White Cat

Describe something you wear that makes you feel confident, happy or powerful.
just a little black dress really. simple but perfect :)