Frank J. Miles interviews Alexander Pohnert / 1 of 3

FJM: 
Favorite supermodel?
AP:
I hardly know any supermodels by name.

 

FJM: 
Favorite with a heart of gold?
AP:
Currently, Jadav “Molai” Payeng. Selfless love beyond your own
species. Seemingly a luxury item as you don’t get anything out of it,
except maybe a certain type of satisfaction that comes with giving.
Maybe the true humanitarianism, which other animals practice, as well.

 

FJM: 
Which city do you have the biggest crush on – and are you most excited to visit?
AP:
Angkor. I like NYC a lot, but that would be a return. I’ve always had
a thing for Toronto – I love its name. And I would love to visit
Montréal.

 

FJM: 
What are you obsessed with you haven’t done or tried yet?
AP:
I want to successfully grow a pine, and spend some time in a desert.

 

FJM: 
Who has the best walk in Berlin?
AP:
Whoever follows his own path.

 

FJM: 
What’s your favorite food to eat at the end of the night in Berlin?
AP:
Cake.

 

FJM: 
What’s the best pick-up line you’ve heard in Schöneberg? And did it work?
AP:
“Hello” – and yes.

 

FJM: 
Pleasure or sensuality?
AP:
Or?

 

FJM: 
How do you relax and blow off steam with time off?
AP:
I create to recreate. Or do some sort of exercise. Or nothing. Or spend time with friends.

 

FJM: 
Who is your biggest influence no one would expect or you keep hidden?
AP:
The people and dynamics in my environment, but I don’t keep that
hidden. And I have no idea what people expect.

 

FJM: 
What are the hobbies a 21st century man should have?
AP:
Things that make him happy, or her. To get rid of this massive weight
people impose on each other, nothing weighing heavier: “Make me
happy.” Sorry, but that’s your job.

 

FJM: 
What is the trait the best artists of the 21st century need to possess?
AP:
Art refuses judgment, like all living things. “I don’t care much for
the soup” is possible, but that doesn’t make the soup indifferent,
only your experience with it. Big difference. There is, however, one
thing I do not support: harming animals for art’s sake. Harm yourself.

FJM: 
How do your most obsessed fans describe your art?
AP:
“Smells good.”

FJM: 
Who do you want to artistically collaborate with? And doing what?
AP:
Open, passionate people. Work we believe in that we feel has to be done.

 

FJM: 
What dream did you have last night?
AP:
I dreamed I was a mango.

 

FJM: 
What is your earliest childhood memory?
AP:
I don’t recall my age, but growing up, I used to spend hours playing
in my room by spinning thread across it until you couldn’t easily walk
through it anymore. I loved doing that, and spending every warm day in
our giant garden – barefoot, most of the time.

 

FJM: 
What is real about you – what is surreal?
AP:
Ultimately, everything.

FJM: 
What’s something interesting happening this weekend?
AP:
Oh, if you’re anywhere near Levittown, PA on June 10th, go to Christine’s Twistee Treat for their 5th annual Autism Fun Day – and help support the AUTISM SPEAKS foundation!  I think it’s always good to spread the word about things like this. I love that they’re committed to supporting this foundation.