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Who Am I ?

BEN MOON

Fall 2014

1. Who am I?

Ben Moon.

2. What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I am a multi media artist currently painting the exterior of a 1985 Rolls Royce “Silver Spur” which will eventually be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the “Wounded Warriors” veteran”s charity.

3. Where are you from and where are you going?

I”m originally from Old Westbury, NY. I”m going anywhere and everywhere my art will take me. In September I”ll be doing some performances involving music and visuals in Ibiza, and Germany, so I”m really excited for that.

4. Who is your biggest hero?

I”ve always admired Bruce Lee, for his ability to look beyond the constraints of any particular style or ideology, and create his “Tao of Jeet Kun Do” out of whatever technique worked best in any given situation. This is the model that I try most to emulate.

5. What book is your bible?

I wouldn”t say I live by any particular book, but The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley is one that I return to from time to time. Siddartha by Herman Hesse is another that I”ve found to be very meaningful in my life.

6. What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love authenticity, even if its separated from any traditional notion of “morality.” Shakespeare put it best when he said, “all the world”s a stage.” So by that rationale, it’s better to be a big jerk who really plays it to the hilt, rather than a virtuous tree that falls silently in the woods.

7. What is your raison dӐtre?

I believe I have something to contribute to the tapestry of our culture which helps reflect the times we are living in, and we”re we”re headed in the future.

8. What is your favorite color?

It changes all the time. I”ve been on a deep indigo kick for a while, but lately all I want is RED. What can I say? I”m out for blood baby.

9. Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

I think Batman is the most relatable hero because he”s not from some distant galaxy, or the product of any bizarre mutation. He”s just a normal dude who uses the technology of his suit and equipment to prevail against evil. In my own mind, that”s sort of how I picture what I do at my live shows, using the technology around me to bring imagery directly from my mind onto the video screens for people to experience.

10. What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

I”ve become a bit partial towards HAUS on the corner of West Broadway and Canal Sts since I started doing the “Visuals” for their Tuesday night party. It used to be the Canal Room, but they redesigned the whole place and really did an unbelievable job. It’s a great spot to work, relax, and dig the atmosphere…(and the drinks…oh the drinks).

11. What turns you on?
Any time you see anyone or anything in the act of doing exactly what it is they were put on this earth to do. Like watching a cheetah run, or Rodger Federer hit a forehand…in that perfect union of form and function you can catch these brief glimpses of god at work. That”s what turns me on.

12. What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

If you drew a line between art & life, where would it be? …

Ben Moon is a multi media artist.

LINKS:

Ben Moon”s Official Site

Questions by PMc Magazine

Photography by Neil Tandy & courtesy of Rubenstein PR

Design by Francesca Rimi

Caption:

Ben Moon, Photography by Neil Tandy & courtesy of Rubenstein PR

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