Creating the Right Conditions for Music to Come.

Creating the Right Conditions for Music to Come.

Yoram Markreich (musician, lyricist and author) in an interview with Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: They say that there were so many wild stories around the expressionist painter Kirchner (born 1880) that it is hard to know what is true and what is fiction… How much of...
Listening to Yourself.

Listening to Yourself.

Dr. Amikam Marbach interviewed by Gil Dekel (discussing how to structure a PhD thesis).   Gil Dekel: You have developed a method that employs words to help people become aware of their prior knowledge, or inner insights. With your method people can articulate these...
When The Impossible Is Realized.

When The Impossible Is Realized.

Interview with Alan Steinfeld, author and founder of NewRealities.com. Gil Dekel: You are writing about the artist’s role in creating new realities. Do you think there is a unique or specific way that artists see or experience reality? Alan Steinfeld: The artist...
The Image of Ourselves.

The Image of Ourselves.

Performance artist Roi Vaara interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Would it be correct to say that you are a ‘performance artist’? [1] Roi Vaara: I am known for my performances, so yes, it is correct to say I am performance artist. But when I am asked what I do, I...
Life is a dream.

Life is a dream.

Interview with painter, photographer and installation artist Pablo Avendaño. Natalie Dekel: When was it that you first decided to paint or express yourself visually? [1] Pablo Avendaño: I cannot recall when it began except for the very early visits to the Prado with...
The Beauty in Temporality.

The Beauty in Temporality.

Watercolour painter Melanie Chan interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: You specialise in watercolour paintings of flowers. What do you see in the flower? [1] Melanie Chan: I see the beauty of nature in flowers, and I am amazed by their perfection and their symmetry....
Portals of the Mind and the Soul.

Portals of the Mind and the Soul.

Painter, poet and philosopher Paul Hartal is interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: What is your view on the sources of creativity in art? [1] Paul Hartal: Creativity is a cognitive process that results in new outcomes. It generates original ideas and novel products....
I Was Always a Genius.

I Was Always a Genius.

Poet Alan Corkish interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: I get the feeling that your poetry is based mainly on telling a story, an event, rather than depicting a picture. Is this correct? [1] Alan Corkish: I’m not sure about what you mean Gil. Language is complex, I...
I Was Always a Genius.

Rising to the Surface of Language.

Poet Anne Stevenson interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Can we talk about your creative process of writing? [1] Anne Stevenson: For me, writing poems is not so much a process as a way of feeling my way in the dark. Lines come to mind; I work them over in my head and...