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This interview with visual artist Laetitia Hussain took place in her studio/apartment on Warren Street in Hudson N.Y. Hussain was born in France and has lived in Damascus, New York, and now Hudson. Hussain is a multi-disciplinary artist who also does film work and assists other artists in the fabrication of their work. In this interview she describes her creative process, why she is an artist, and some of her current work in progress for an upcoming show. She also talks about a baby starling that she raised, named Amtrak, who currently lives with in her studio. This relationship she has with Amtrak has spawned research and informed her creative practice.
Renay Egami is a visual artist and professor at the University of British Columbia in the Okanagan region, Canada.
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