Interview with In-House Artists: Nikki Calogne & nicHi douglas

Nikki and nicHi are 2 of the many artists working to create K-A-A-R-O-N as apart of the In-House Artist group.

What are you most excited about in bringing your work to the FGP Festival?

NC:I'm excited about the collaboration and diversity of work that is happening. There are so many little and big connections that are being made thematically and personally.

nd: FGP has a really great way of gathering really kind, really open, and REALLY WEIRD artists together. I am most excited that my really weird work will share the company of the other amazingly strange artists in the festival.

Send us an image that describes or represents your artistic process (bonus points for a gif)

Who are some of your art heroes?

NC: Director Hayao Miyazaki and poet Mary Oliver.

nd: My mother and my sister have supported my art-making from the very beginning. They are the heroines of my art.

What is a highlight of your process with FGP this past year?

NC: Being on retreat as an In-House Artist and having a good 'ol fire pit with the most talented folks.

nd: I had never been on a retreat for work that I was actively contributing to or collaborating with others to create. The In-House Artist retreat stands out as a particular highlight of this residency. I will not soon forget the joyous nights spent around the campfire, interjected by the blood-curdling death yelps of the wild foxes in the nearby brush.

Oh no, your process is showing! What's your artistic process guilty pleasure? Or what's the thing you do that you don't want to tell us? NC: I don't want to tell you that I can't read. As in, it's hard for me to get through novels and non-fiction. Pleasure reading is challenging. I actually can read.

nd: I procrastinate. ask anyone from FGP how long it took me to submit this interview ... woof, y'all.

What other events in the FGP Festival are you really excited about?

NC: The Kids Event!

nd: I'm obnoxiously excited about A Cocktail Party Game. if it were appropriate for me to buy all the tickets to a single performance so that I could soak up the experience by myself I would.


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