Matthew Stone and friends interview Kathryn Garcia:
Matthew Stone : If you could say one sentence to future generations, what would it be?
Kathryn Garcia : Never give up.
MS: Can we ever be truly free?
KG: After dash died I had several dreams with him in it, one in particular where he grabbed my face, looked into my eyes and said “don’t be sad”. I think certain people’s energy is so powerful that it lingers after they’re gone - they have a presence beyond impermanence. Or… maybe the divide between life and death is something we’ve created as an idea, maybe death is not the antithesis of life, maybe the two intersect.
KG: 70’s high aesthetic, lesbian Vampire movies by film makers like Jean Rollin and Jess Franco and movies w transsexual serial killers. I really think that lesbian vampire movies from the 70’s represent a male fear of blood transposed onto fem/fem sex - two women having sex is literalized as two women drinking one another’s blood. I also think the transsexual serial killer in movies like Silence of the Lambs, Texas Chainsaw Massacre represent a horror of the feminine being first isolated, and then displaced onto another. In popular culture the isolated “feminine” transposed onto the male can only be depicted as the abject monster - the serial killer, the most menacing (and fetishized) contemporary monster. I like playing with or appropriating the symbolism surrounding the idea of the “feminine as abject” and inverting pathologies surrounding homosexuality.
KG: No means yes, yes means anal?
MS: What question should be added to this list?
KG: If you had to choose between living in either a utopia or dystopia which would you select and why?