Emily Haasch - Artist Interview Series - Electric Objects

Emily Haasch

San Francisco, CA

“Each piece in C-series presents a new composition with different elements, but together ask the same question: 'Can gentle reduction, contemplation, and stillness be as arresting on a digital device?' The answer is unknown, but the collection affirms that the progress is in the process.”

— Alex, Electric Objects
Can we see a picture of your workspace and/or desktop?
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Where are you typing this from?
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What work of yours are you most proud of?
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What tools do you use in your work?
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Can you tell us about your process?
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Any last advice for the folks just starting out?

Talk to everyone and anyone. Help other artists out when they need it, even if you don't know them. Have a commitment to who you are — even if your boss, mother, colleague, or professor disagrees. It's not a regular day unless you fucked something up. Open a Roth IRA. Get the extra guac. Most importantly, be nice.

Top Five Most Influential Visuals
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Favorite file format?
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What do you watch/listen to while working?
What are the best places to see your work?
What sites do you visit for inspiration?
Whose work do you follow?

Simon Whybray / NONSTOPPOP, Kyary Pamyu-Pamyu / Steve Nakamura, Fred Free, Anthony Zinonos, CLAMO + ESPIR, #2 DAD, Cody Hudson / Land & Sea, Chad Kouri, Adi Goodrich, Brent Couchman / Moniker, Tanner Woodford, TEKLIFE Crew, Trina, DJ Paypal, my insanely hardworking and super-smart friends/colleagues (too many to name)

What are your favorite galleries, museums, exhibits, etc.?

Lately: Barry McGee @ Ratio3 [SF], Jason Jägel @ FFDG [SF], Albert Oehlen @ the New Museum [NYC], Johnston Marklee at the Museum of Contemporary Art [Chicago], whatever is at SFMOMA when the damn thing finally reopens

Thanks for the interview,
Emily