MCCAUSLAND TALK SHOW INTERVIEW – Barranquilla, Colombia
13 Jun 2008 — I was interviewed live by Ernesto McCausland on his TeleCaribe channel talk show, “A las 11 con Ernesto,” regarding my current exhibit (Indubadora Surealista) at the Institutional Museum Comfamiliar in Barranquilla, Colombia. The interview is in Spanish, without subtitles. This was an interesting experience for a few reasons. I had been interviewed for news clips a few times in the recent past, but this was the first time I was being interviewed for a talk show. As if this wasn’t enough to make me nervous, the conversation interview was broadcasted live, without any prior rehearsal as to what kind of questions would be asked. Although I knew the purpose of the interview was to discuss my current exhibition, I had no idea from what angle his questions would originate.
The guests (myself, along with a local songwriter, an author, and a local politician) would wait our turn, and during the commercial break we would be queued to take our place at the interview table while the sound crew connected the necessary microphones, etc. I was the final guest to be interviewed, and as I was queued to take my place the commercial break was unexpectedly cut short, and setting everyone into confusion… including Ernesto, the host. As an improvisation, he invited me to take my seat and the cameras then focused on him while he continued to improvise on live television. Meanwhile, the crew crawled and crouched to keep out of the camera’s view while they ran microphone wires through my shirt and hooked everything up for the interview. Once everything was ready to go, Ernesto again recognized my presence and proceeded with the interview. You will notice this part edited at the beginning of the video clip.
About halfway through the interview, Ernesto asked me something along the line of what was it that originally brought me to Colombia which prompted me to briefly explain my service as a full-time missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the “Mormons.” This intrigued him to deviate the conversation to asking a variety of questions regarding my activity in the Church, and as an opportunity to clarify some misunderstandings regarding our beliefs and practices. The rest of the interview was dedicated to this subject.
I never anticipated that I would be sharing, clarifying, and defending my beliefs on live television. Very curious, indeed.
TB3 NEWS INTERVIEW – Barranquilla, Colombia
03 Jun 2008 — This is a brief interview done by Ritha García for a news spot on TB3 Noticias regarding my solo exhibition at the Museo Institucional Comfamiliar in Barranquilla, Colombia. Although this was now the third time I had ever been interviewed for television, and was beginning to feel a bit more comfortable, I was still quite nervous.
TELECARIBE NOTIVISION INTERVIEW – Barranquilla, Colombia
01 Jun 2008 — This is a brief interview done by Martha Toncel for a news spot on TeleCaribe Notivisión regarding my solo exhibition at the Museo Institucional Comfamiliar in Barranquilla, Colombia. This was my second interview for television.
CV NOTICIAS INTERVIEW – Barranquilla, Colombia
05 Jul 2007 — This is a brief interview done by Paola Vargas for a news spot on CV Noticias regarding a group exhibition in which I participated at the Galería Distrital in Barranquilla, Colombia. The other two participating artists were: Julio Del Valle and Ruby Arévalo. This was the first time I had ever been interviewed for television. Yes… I was extremely nervous!
ARITSTA EU EXPONE EN ALIANZA FRANCESA – Barranquilla, Colombia
01 Dec 1994 — This was the front page of the Cultural section of the El Heraldo newspaper in Barranquilla, Colombia. It was my first international and individual exhibition as an artist all in one. I get to share the page with the Argentine author, Ernesto Sábato.