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Kate Levitt — Resident
-How long have you been living in Brooklyn?
Born'n'raised. However, I moved to Baltimore for a while in college. Just moved back in September. Feels great to be home!!
-What brought you here?
-What do you find to be unique about the artistic community in Brooklyn?
There are two things that make the artist community in NYC unique in my opinion: 1. That NY is so big yet everyone still seams to know every single other person 2. That almost every artist i know in NY works SOOOOO hard all the time. I think this is really awesome and inspiring. However, it might also be because they know that if they don't they won't make rent or be able to eat pizza or tacos. Or anything. But lets think positive. Lets just assume that really everyone in Brooklyn right now is just really motivated. That's a nice idea. Lets assume that.
-What are some of your inspirations—both in your art/career and just in your everyday life?
I don't wan to have a terrible day job. I want to have time to go to the beach and the country sometimes. I am inspired by: haitian music, my dad, the beach, prisons, eyes, people who do things well I didn't really know how to answer this question.
-Do you see yourself staying in Brooklyn?
At least for a minute.
-What's a perfect Brooklyn day for you?
1. Wake up 2. Eat bagel from Terrace Bagels, 3. Bring Slippy the dog to Fort Tilden. Play in sand. Go for walk. Slippy meets another dog and they chase a tennis ball for a minute. 4. Dinner at random sea food spot in the Rockaways. 4. Go home and take shower. 5. Project some kind of crime drama on wall with projector. 6. Go to sleep.
-What are the challenges inherent to being an artist in Brooklyn?
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. No, but seriously, making money in a way that is also enjoyable and not just bull shit. I really believe this is possible. People don't all have to be dog walkers for every. Not that there is anything wrong with being a dog walker. Actually, the excersize is pretty awesome. But I'm just saying, people should only be dog walkers because they WANT to be dog walkers and not because they have to because nothing else is working out.