There have been times when I thought I knew what I was doing or working towards, Which might be different from what you're actually doing, and It's like the sense that the goal before your eyes, yes, that's the thing that's drawing you towards it, but it's also blinding you maybe from what's going on. So it's actually what I call the unconscious printouts, which are the marbles that fall from your pockets as you're trying to do something else, as you're like rifling through your keys and other things fall out, which you don't consider to be the main event or those aren't my real creations, that end up being some of the best things that come out because I'm not interfering with it through my own meddling ego or expectation. The actual event might be happening off the page or outside of the frame that I'm looking at.
You're listening to these still curious podcast with me, Daniel pointer. My guest today is the UNGA. Google-able Michael Angelo. Who is a creator of cosmic, comedic and contemplated content. A multidimensional artist with a psychoactive personality. He utilizes Perry, Dalia wit wordplay, and a sixth sense of humor to mindfully investigate where the limits of language meet the fringes of reality.
His work finds expression through visual art written and spoken word music, film, and performance. He's the author of the he and the she of it and impatient transformations and the host and creator of the podcast, self portraits as other people. Today's conversation is all about the mysteries of creativity, the magic of synchronicity and the mastery of deep self exploration.
I would get up at 4:00 AM with my camera, and I would go out into nature to watch the deer come out of the forest, and then I would go home , invigorated with nature juice and I would paint or draw these creatures as well. Just a fascination with the natural world and the kind of the non-human world but at the same time, I was also obsessed with TV and film. By age 12 instead of going out into the wild to take pictures of unassuming deer, I was going out into Amsterdam with that same camera, hunting down celebrities going into the theater cafes. trying to really strike through that screen and get to the culture makers and the gods that move beyond
When I talked to Michelangelo, I feel I'm in the presence of a truly Unbound intelligence, a lively, playful, and thirsting imagination. That's never allowed itself to be siloed or partitioned. And as somehow effortlessly resisted all life's usual attempts to mold and discipline us.
. it's always been very hard to shape myself into the mold of somebody else's program In school, they start teaching you history, but it's like, I just got here.
This has no relevance to me. I don't have a frame of reference in life yet to weigh this against. I started creating my own curriculum and so we had all this accomplished mass of other people's creative work to dig into. And we just let our curiosity lead us.
There's a lot of ground to cover in charting Michelangelo's entertaining and unconventional journey. We discuss his unrepeatable success as a failed magician, his time living in a haunted dentist practice, where he learned what he calls, transcend dentistry. How he ended up living in a snail shaped house in the Mexican jungle and his reflections on what it means to hang around the movie scene in LA in the hopes of becoming somebody.
I got positive experiences out. And it certainly carved into the canyons of my character. But it was a very challenging time because ultimately I am all about artistry and not about industry. And it's very much the film industry and not the film artistry.