Thursday, September 25, 2008

YouTube Me

I met so many wonderful people when I exhibited at ArteClasica in Buenos Aires this year. It was such a pleasure to be in one of my favorite cities showing my work. While I was there, I was approached by the producers of a well-known arts and entertainment program. They interviewed me and the show was broadcast a few weeks later on cable on national television in Argentina.

I have to admit that I was a bit nervous. First of all, the show is obviously taped in Spanish and while it was my first language and I am fluent (relatively) and can articulate my thoughts, it is much easier for me to express myself in English...especially when discussing my work. I think it went well even though I said "I don't know" what seems like a million times. The truth is that in Spanish, it's a space filler. It's not like I literally "don't know" what she was asking or what my response would be. It's not as bad as saying "like" which I find to be very irritating and I'm working on almost eliminating from my vocabulary, but it's more "like" saying "you know" - which is equally as annoying although not as offensive as "like, you know".

And then, of course, there was the matter of what to wear, how's my hair (always frizz-central), makeup, etc. Well, I did my own 'do and makeup (with some touch-ups by their amazing make-up artist who incidentally I chatted with for a while and she's studying to be a lawyer - so many of us who are trying other things on the side!) and I think it was all pretty fabulous.

I apologize for the lack of subtitles...I have to work on it and see if I can at least put together a transcript translation!

I had a great time and I am so grateful to have met Patricia, the host of the show, and all of her producers.

Please check out the video on YouTube. And, thanks to my good friend Nate who helped me with the video and who tolerates my ridiculous, borderline absurd questions when it comes to, like, you know, internet stuff. ;-) Thanks, Naaate!

Television Interview in Argentina

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