How did you get into debt?
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Marketing is the worst part of making art to me. Here we are - we realize the audience with clout, with "reputable merits", and with status are the ones that can adopt us and deem us legitimate artists. Yet the work itself is most likely trying to uproot exactly that. It's such a strange place to inhabit because what does the artist do? Cater one's work to the audience that will grant one access? Also, if the work is not picked up or financially supported by any other sources, how can one sustainably continue making art? I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm going to try and hold onto my ability to make art with my tightest grip, because I know how easily it can slip away. Hopefully that will be enough.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I don't think I would be as aware of the educational and (therefore) social and political systematic inequalities. Previously as a teacher at an alternative high school, where I worked with disenfranchised youth, the disparity of allowances for different people became so, so clear to me. There are those who are allowed, those who can sneak up (but at what cost would be an interesting research), and those who are not allowed in and accept that they never will be.