CCA Graduate Studies Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 14, 7 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-2247
A very similar lecture can be seen here:
From an interview on Egg: The Arts Show, PBS
"I think really my definition of success or celebrity is when people know more about you than you know about yourself. I started to learn who I am from what people tell me. You have to be very careful. See, my daily routine, I shave, I walk like this. And sometimes I do regular errands because I think it's important for me to keep doing things that I did before. It's keeping a little bit more in contact with the real world. And one of these days I took my bio and I was making Xeroxes, and a woman looked over my shoulder and saw my name in the pile of paper I was trying to work with. And she looked at me, the way I was dressed, and she said, "Oh, you work for Vik Muniz!" I thought a little about this, and I said, "Well, as a matter of a fact, I do." "Is he a nice boss?" I said, "Oh, he's a boss like anyone." You know, and she said, "Is he nice?" I said, "Well, bosses are not nice, you know you have to work." So I go about bad mouthing Vik Muniz the guy, you know. It was funny, cause I felt, I really felt, that I told that woman how I really felt about this guy, that was invented, that's not me at all and it's become a little bit part of what I am."