SC. I'm Saint Cedric, and I'm interviewing Vivienne Must on their upcoming show. Vivienne and I met at a showing of Equus in London, where you were dating a barrister quite your senior.
VM. I was.
SC. So, Vivienne, you're in Aus?
VM. I am, I mean there aren't as many distilleries as England but I think I'm at the stage in life where it's ok to import. I like it here.
SC. And you have an upcoming exhibition this September?
VM. I do, a retrospective at the KaDo Warehouse, painting has been relatively private act up to now, Matt the man behind KaDo give me a firm push when I got drunk and told about how great I am. So it's time to prove it, and this is just the start.
SC. So it's portraits?
VM. Yes or headless nudes. You know I never thought of myself as a portrait painter, I was always just a painter. It's clear to me now I'm in a box, that box is portrait I like it. It's warm and has a decanter of Gin. There is no room for mixers.
SC. Describe your collection to me?
VM. I outline myself in black almost every time, there are two features consist throughout, my Adam's apple and a mole above my nipple. The pallet is varied but doesn't often stray from acrylic. The collection is themed, but each painting has it's on emotion and presents, I was only able to do one per year for many years the act its self is draining I would find myself unable to move for days after. Now I have better coping mechanisms for creative exhaustion I've been taking ice baths like the athletes as a therapy it works well even with the risk of hypothermia.
SC. What else is on your mind at the moment?
VM. So many things, I've been studying Ayn Rand for years I like it when she says "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." I also like SOPHIE, she is my true inspiration, I'm thinking about doing a spoof of her Pony Boy music video with my friend, but I'd have to do the flips though as he's now 85kg from bulking. I'll show you a photo after this, remarkable.
SC. Who've you invited?
VM. Almost everyone, I have a lot of friends helping with various aspects of the show so they will be there, I'm just working through a list of others now. It's hard as an artist reaching the end of a Twinkdom in a foreign country, I hope I don't fail.
SC. I'm sure you won't, and it's part of Fringe.
SC. Vivienne this is so good!
VM. I know, right!