Art as a survival strategy : Interview with Maryse Andraos
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Is there any experience in your life, which opens you to your art practice?
Writing for me is survival, because I do not feel adapted to this world. I feel that it is not bringing what it promises. It is not bringing this sense of being complete. I felt this in childhood. I had a childhood with a lot of violence and I had to escape from this. The only way to escape was going in the imaginary land. I began by reading and I felt I also had to create my own words. This was my survival, it was all about reading and writing. And this is still true today. It is not that I am creating a utopic world when I am writing, not at all. It is just about not being powerless in this world.