No Photos Pre-Party Interview Series Pt. IV

By Matt Gibson

What: No Photos Interactive Art Party and Exhibition
When: Friday, June 11th.
Where: Roxy Roots
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Notorious party photographer Steven Vigar (http://www.stevenvigar.com) is moving from Tainan to Taipei so that he can blind partygoers with his flash and post embarrassing pictures of them on his website on weekdays, in addition to weekends.
In celebration of all the money he will save on High Speed Rail tickets, Vigar is holding the No Photos interactive art exhibition, which will include music by a bunch of bands, lots of artists (and drunk English teachers) drawing stuff, and an ultra-secret art exhibition by Steven Vigar that is—are you ready for this?—not photography. Also, no cameras will be allowed at the party.
In preparation for this monumental event, I have interviewed several people close to ‘the Vigar’ to find out what they think about the move, the secret exhibition, and the Vigar’s missing tooth.
This interview is with Garret Clarke. Clarke is a close confidant of the Vigar and a fellow photographer. A photograph of his beautifully mustached face (taken by the Vigar, of course) is also slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Adbusters Magazine.

Matt Gibson: Who is Steven Vigar?
Garret Clarke: My friend.

MG: How long have you known the Vigar?
GC: Three years.

MG: Who cares if he’s moving to Taipei?
GC: Probably many, many people. People that are creative and into creating cool things, and people that are into procreating, without the creating part.

MG: What do you think of the Vigar’s ‘photography’?
GC: His blog opens up everytime my internet does.

MG: What is your role in the No Photos interactive art party?
GC: Talk shit about everything.

MG: What’s going to be the best part of the party?
GC: Gregory Dion Russell.

MG: What do you think will make this party different from, say, getting hammered at a nightclub and watching overweight foreign guys try to pick up uber-skinny Taiwanese girls?
GC: I think it will be manorexic asian dudes trying to pick up hefty white girls.

MG: What do you think the Vigar’s ‘big surprise’ art exhibit is going to be?
GC: A dream catcher where his prince Albert used to be.

MG: Do you think it will be better than the final episode of Lost?
GC: If Hurely is there picking up skeletal asian babes….its unlikely.

MG: By the way, what did you think of the final episode of Lost? Kind of a cop out ending, eh?
It was chill.

MG: Do you think that the Vigar should get that damned missing tooth fixed?
GC: Where would he hold his cigs?

MG: Who’s more hip, the Vigar or Ron Jeremy?
GC: Ron Jeremy is way to mainstream.

MG: Who would win in a fight between the Vigar and Leonardo DiCaprio?
GC: How big is the pool full of KY?

MG: Really? Even the What’s Eating Gilbert Grape DiCaprio?
GC: Leo could feed him to his mother….but dress his mother up like Jaba the Hut and put some buns and a princess Leia outfit on Vigar, cross cultural blending. Have Burton film it and Johnny Depp could step outside of his normal role and play an androgenous, sexually questionable character.

MG: If the Vigar were an animal, what would he be?
GC: Sasquatch.

MG: How does the Vigar get all of those girls to kiss each other and squeeze their arms together to make their boobs pop out of their dresses like that?
GC: Boyish good looks with a sharp jawline that speaks of danger.

MG: Do you think I could get that kind of attention if I took my camera to the bar?
GC: No.

MG: Where is a good bar to look for large breasted camera happy girls?
GC: Seven-Eleven.

MG: What kind of camera is good for exciting girls?
GC: Hidden video cameras in your room, they get excited to see the vid on redtube, check the amateur section.

MG: Give me Steven Vigar in one word.
GC: Funcussion.

Our second interview today is with Jenna Pearce. Jenna is a fashion designer and fashion blogger at the Rice Society http://www.ilovericesociety.com. She has also directed some of Vigar’s shoots, resulting in photos of underwear-clad rabbit stretching brilliance.

MG: Who is Steven Vigar?
SC: The man you don’t wanna see waving a camera in your face after 10 shots of tequila.

MG: How long have you known the Vigar?
SC: A year or so… more closely in the last 6 months, when I found out he is not, in fact, shorter than me like I thought he was.

MG: Who cares if he’s moving to Taipei?
SC: The party scene, cuz he’s gonna be making you famous by hunting you down on the weekly! Mothers, hide your daughters. Men, do not stand next to him in the mens’ room.

MG: What do you think of the Vigar’s ‘photography’?
SC: I wish he did more naked arty shots, but I guess he has it tougher than Terry Richardson trying to convince girls to take their clothes off.

MG: What is your role in the No Photos interactive art party?
SC: I’m going to be showing some amazing new leggings from Rice Society’s summer collection. I worked with Vigar on some additional rad collabs, but you’re just gonna come down to find out exactly what I mean in the flesh. I’m all about the clothes.

MG: What’s going to be the best part of the party?
SC: When Marcus is playing and then crazy people start jumping out wearing crazy bright shit and start drawing on things other than paper. For my second favorite, refer to question 8.

MG: What do you think will make this party different from, say, getting hammered at a nightclub and watching overweight foreign guys try to pick up uber-skinny Taiwanese girls?
SC: Playing ‘I’ll show you my reality if you show me yours’ – but then being able to yank that reality right outta their hands and crumple it up if you want to!

MG: What do you think the Vigar’s ‘big surprise’ art exhibit is going to be?
SC: Well it is supposed to be a surprise…….but I think he’s gonna jizz in his pants on demand! (Or maybe it was nude modeling? I can’t remember his final decision….)

MG: How does the Vigar get all of those girls to kiss each other and squeeze their arms together to make their boobs pop out of their dresses like that?
SC: It’s his cologne.

MG: What kind of camera is good for exciting girls?
SC: A polaroid.

If you liked these interviews, more of this interview series can be found at http://www.waakao.com, http://www.stevenvigar.com, and http://www.dartless.com/sanba/.
Matt Gibson is a writer and photographer living in Tainan. His work can be viewed at http://www.matt-gibson.org.

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