Self-interview with selfie: Lucian Rusu, fashion designer

We copyrighted the idea in 2012. The concept is simple. We identify emerging creatives, interesting people who we believe will be captivating to read about. We invite people to interview themselves and to take a selfie. The self-interview with selfie was inspired by an empirical tool specifically for use in memory studies research. Our idea was developed to overcome some of the practical limitations of one-to-one interviews and address a new type of journalism. We ask queer creatives & interesting people to interview themselves. The manner can be through storytelling, diary-keeping, questions, images, sound, or any other meaning of representation. We believe it is interesting what our guests wanna tell people about themselves avoiding the intrusion by another person. Today we invited Lucian Rusu.

Lucian Rusu, selfie

Self-interview: Decalogue 35

 

1. Who are you and how are you?

I am a jackrabbit melting in this global warming. On another note my name is Lucian, I design clothes and I’m trying to do this as responsibly as possible.

 

2. What’s your zodiac sign?

I have a great deal of water in my personality.

 

3. The last thing you heard and kept in mind?

Behind criticism there’s often a wish. So say the wish!

 

4. What is the role of a designer?

To create. To create the desire and the space where they can have a dialogue with the public identifying with their work.

 

5. Where do you go when you start working on a new project/collection?

At the border! The border between things is where the most interesting events take place.

 

6. What don’t you like?

Explaining my work.

 

7. Can anyone become an artist?

Anyone can try.

 

8. Do you consider yourself a professional?

 I see myself as a work in progress human being.

9. What is the greatest gift you’ve ever received?

My friends.

 

10. Do you ever like to lose control?

I tend to think this is happening to me more often now than when I was younger.

 

11. What take you by surprise?

Generosity.

 

12. How do you deal with today’s anxieties?

Well, sometimes I don’t!

 

13. What achievement are you most proud of?

I’ve started choosing myself and loving myself.

 

14. A song from your playlist that’s stuck in your head?

Mykki Blanco – It’s not my choice

 

15. A tarot card you like?

The Moon.

 

16. What’s the last book you read?

Love me tender by Constance Debré.

 

17. Do you like pop culture?

Yes. It’s a system that taught me a lot.

 

18. What does a broken heart mean to you?

Another chance.

 

19. What does sex mean to you?

 A need to reply.

 

20. What does a piece of clothing represent to you?

The first shelter.

 

21. What’s the topic you think everyone’s avoiding today?

Aging.

 

22. What would you have been unless you were a designer?

A diver.

 

23. With whom would you like to go to a party?

Chloë Sevigny

 

24. A ritual you’d never give up on?

My night walks.

25. What words do you live by?

Us

 

26. A picture that’s worth a thousand words?

Screenshot: Close-up by Abbas Kiarostami

27. What’s your type?

 Someone who’s articulate and has strong opinions. Someone who’s able to oppose me from time to time and has a passion and a life of their own. Someone who doesn’t need my life but is interested in it.

 

28. What does Death mean to you?

 The ultimate orgasm.

29. A picture of your parents that reminds you of yourself when you were a child?

Lucian’s parents

 

30. How can you survive whole if you’re a victim of something?

Sometimes you may not entirely survive but this doesn’t mean it’s your end. I don’t believe in healing traumas. Instead, I do believe in growing aware of their presence and in accepting them. I truly think this is the only chance to accompany them or to allow them to accompany us in the healthiest possible way.

 

31. What would be hot in 2023?

Monogamy.

 

32. A favourite quote?

‘’the justice system is porn, love is porn, family is porn, the only thing that can never be porn is sex. Because it’s the only time we shut up for once in our lives, the only time we stop lying.”  (Constance Debré)

 

33. What’s the future?

A question.

 

34. What would you write on your bathroom mirror?

’You are already born. You are going to die. So you have to do something interesting that you respect in between.’’ (Toni Morrison)

 

35. How do you say goodbye?

 Someone has to leave first.

 

Lucian Rusu was born in Sibiu, Romania, he studied fashion design at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca and graduated in 2014. He has always sought to express himself through art, whether drawing, collage art or fashion design. As a fashion designer, he aims to create a productive interference between urban vibes and environmental structures, between darkness and light, and between the present and the past.

You can find him on Instagram: @lucian.rusu and on his website.

 

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