Attempt on my own life at 18 months
Christian Lapointe, Théâtre Carte blanche (P.O.R.N. (Portrait of Restless Narcissism))
Theatre maker, Québec, Canada
TDW: Who do you talk to about your work?
CL: Not so many people. Mainly the collaborators and the people that evolve in the different projects I’m in. I find myself into work a lot in my life. When I’m not doing it, I try to spare the people around me from my obsessions.
TDW: Who inspires you?
CL: I have to say that my mother is a huge inspiration for me. She’s one of these people that do sustainable home farming. Also, I have been teaching since I was 26 years old and the young artists I’ve worked with in the theatre schools were always a huge inspiration for me. Their intuition and their capacity to express the forms and the thoughts of our time have helped me to stay connected with the different era.
TDW: What music are you listening to at the moment? Name your favourite song(s)!
CL: Wolves by Phosphorescent is a song I listen to non-stop these days. Otherwise the only band I’ve listened too continuously since I was a teenager is the British band New Model Army with lead signer Justin Sullivan.
TDW: Which book should everyone read?
CL: Petit cours d'autodéfense intellectuelle from Normand Baillargeon and
Lord of the Barnyard: Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt from Tristan Egolf.
TDW: What is too late for you now?
CL: Going back to my pre-internet brain.
TDW: What do you see when you look out of your window?
CL: A small waterfall on the offgrid land where I live.
TDW: Which socio-political topic is of most interest to you at the moment?
CL: Direct democracy
TDW: What is your first memory of being creative?
CL: As far as I can remember I’ve always performed and did acting even as a really young kid. I’ve always invented my world.
TDW: Which song do you know all the lyrics to?