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Gin MacCallum is forty-eight years old. In this interview, she discusses the difference between capital ‘A’ and lowercase ‘a’ artists and considers herself one of that latter variety. Gin talks about her work as a performance artist and as a practitioner and teacher of restorative yoga. She recalls several of the places her work thus far has taken her, including multiple trips to Germany. She looks back to her first journey—as an adolescent to Machu Picchu to meditate for peace. Gin recounts growing up in West Virginia and considers her relationship with her parents; she reflects upon her views of parenting and talks about her daughter. Gin speaks about living in Philadelphia and outside New York City. She looks forward to the possibility of relinquishing her house and embracing a more nomadic existence; she contemplates what such a move would mean for her family life, her profession, and her economic condition. Gin explores her affinity for darkness and dark spaces.
Andy Marquis is a teacher and philosopher of politics, education, and morality. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.
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