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a bit about Christian
What are you working on these days?
I’m working on a virtual reality project that explores alternative evolution.
What drives you mad these days?
News articles that are clickbait. Advertising is what provides many news sources with money. Articles therefore corrupt the meaning of things to drive intrigue and traffic to their site, therefore reality is replaced by drama.
What makes you happy?
Windsurfing and skiing. I should probably live by the sea or up a mountain, but I want to be a master of my art and London is one of the finest arenas on earth for that, so here I am for now.
When was the last time you cried?
What’s your latest musical obsession?
Peter Gabriel, World music.
What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?
The Jungle Book. I love CGI so it was exceptional in that regard.
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?
When this rare event comes around I would head to Shoreditch, Old Street and Spitalfields Market.
What’s your go-to café in London?
Don’t have one. I’m not a laptop meeting guy. I have a big old bastard of a computer for my work and its my ball and chain.
What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?
I love just getting lost. London never stops amazing me. It has diverse and beautiful streets, canals walks and parks.
Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?
Ernst Haeckel. I would take him to Sushi Samba. I’ve never been but its on the 38th floor in central London, so the view have got to be impressive. We could therefore look out and talk about the cities natural patterns and our existance, like ancient Greece philosphers sitting on the hillside and surveying the city.
If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?
A pub with a warm hearty atmosphere and strong ale is the best cure for the English rain.
What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?
Greenwich. It feels like a throwback to old London.
If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?
I would walk the canal from east to west.
Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?
Hackney Wick/ Fish Island. Its a remote place with a unique energy. Its quickly being gentrified, but as it is on an Island with canals around it lacks the busy traffic, so you can often walk down empty streets and the canals are charming with fun cafes dotted along it and canal people.
What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?
Chelsea. People are self indulgent. As an artist I like to watch it and make 3d models of the scenes I see.
What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?
Windsurfing, or skiing. It’s total relaxation for me as I have a busy mind, and you have to become in tune with the elements and focus on just the act of doing. Its like meditation.
When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?
It always changes, thats the beauty of London, its not a one trick pony.