HC: Could you tell me more about these projects, and how they relate to where you are heading as an artist or a person. How do you imagine your future path?
CB: Everything I do leads to something else and it’s natural so I follow each trajectory until it runs its course. I want to find further clarity in my voice and modes of expression, total refinement in visual and textual articulation. I want my output to have continued sustained resonance and meaning.
HC: What themes can’t you escape? What keeps coming back again and again?
Power, submission, rules, time, erasure, the bedroom, boundaries, confession, heartbreak, notions of ownership, humiliation, womanhood, plantains.
HC: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve been a poet since age 10, a film director since age 17, and an artist since age 18. As a child, I at one time or another wanted to be but never became Brenda Walsh from 90210, a cheerleader, archeologist, volcanologist, teacher, astrophysicist, mathematical theorist, astrologist, and the Director of the CIA. I have always been fascinated by the idea of knowing all the secrets of the world and understanding how it truly works: parallel universes and alternate realities exist here, on the same plane. Being in charge of such information is kind of like the ultimate societal BDSM switch fantasy.
HC: Do poetry and art change things?
CB: Yes, because good art makes me cry.
HC: What else changes things?