MUSIC&ART
*STERVEN JONGER

by Modalità Demodè

«Always look up, never look down, the ground actually is full of shit.»

Ma allora Il sottobosco artistico esiste ed è vivo?! Le persone si muovono, si incontrano e le idee brulicano anche qui nella tanto lamentosa Milano! Un collettivo che fa capo a Sterven Jonger, (incontrato per voi sul set del prossimo video) da più di un anno sta generando un interesse crescente per il suo approccio irriverente in linea con le altre produzioni artistiche europee.
Un collettivo che agisce proprio come tale: menti pericolose a confronto per generare idee dalle quali nascono esposizioni, produzioni, video e incontri segreti. A sentir parlare Sterven pare che non succeda nulla e che i suoi siano solo dei bravi ragazzi. Ma, come ci racconta nell’intervista, spesso accadono situazioni al confine con la fantasia, e che i nostri occhi hanno visto e documentato per voi. Se questa città nasconde così bene i suoi talenti significa che è ora di guardare attentamente nelle nostre tasche, forse riusciremo a trovare più di qualche monetina di rame.

Ciao Sterven, come va?  tutto bene?
Sterven is always truly very happy especially when it is cold and rains.
That reminds me of Den Helder, the little town where I grew up.

Che hai fatto in questi giorni?
I rested a bit after intense working period.
I also learned how to cook and eat spaghetti whitout getting totally messy.
I have to say it spaghetti are better than poffertijes. 

La tua identità è celata, si può sapere esattamente chi sei?
I prefer not talking about who I am, that’s quite boring.

Sterven Killed Bambi è l’immagine con cui ti sei presentato sulla scena, come mai proprio questa scelta?
I’ll tell you a story, truly true story. When Sterven was a child he had a terrible trauma.
I was in grandma house and grandma was cooking tipical grandma good food.
I was looking bambi at television, he was truly deeply into that touchy movie.
Then Grandma gave me some delicious food, I was very happy eating marvellous food while watching bambi.
Suddenly I asked “Granny this food is very delicious, what is it?” and Grandma answered “My Dear you’re eating delicious deer”, “what is a deer granny?” I asked, “A deer is a  beautiful and wild animal, look at television is that one!!!!!”
Little Sterven realized he was eating Bambi, so he cried and shouted “Oh no Sterven killed Bambi!”

Leggendo i commenti al video “Alì – Amour Fou” una delle parole ricorrenti è Hipster eppure se non si vedono delle barbe ma solo delle sbarbe, cosa ne pensi?
I don’t know what are you talking about.
Hipster are very short jeans that Jazz young musician from ’70 used a lot.
Sterven’s Alì talks about very beautiful girls not Jazz young musician.
Beautiful girls usually don’t have beard.

Il video precedente non è passato su MTV, pensate di essere volgari, scomodi o semplicemente Raina non piace ai poteri forti?

Sterven loved get censored.
One day during filming I was cooking great Italian coffee with moca.
Suddenly I had an idea and put beautiful kitchy Madonna statue in place of moca.
So Madonna was truly hot, I filmed and put it in Alì video.
Burning Madonna statue was too much for them, papa boyz got angry but Jesus told me it was ok.

Dove prendete tutto il kitsch stuff con cui farcite i vostri video?avete una collezione? Racconta un aneddoto che riguarda un oggetto.
Sterven love toys and cheap cool stuff. Plastic toys are often Better than human.
All the stuff comes from an orphanage that was getting failure.
“Poor kids” Sterven thought.
However Sterven made a marvellous collection!

Avete anche fatto una mostra intitolata “sterven goes india”, come è nata l’idea, ne avete altre in programma?
Just I went to India and brought with me a lot of cool stuff so much stuff I’ve made an exhibition. I was truly happy when my new good indian friends Somosa twin came to Milano and agreeded to play for the first day of exhibition, the day after they were busy.

This is a poster I made from cool Indian comics, I like it a lot.

Ci potete dire di più sul prossimo video che uscirà per Amor Fou? Qualche aneddoto durante i giorni di riprese?
Next Sterven’s video is talking about cool kids and youthness.
I found three very special guys, truly friend and truly beautiful outside/inside.
I hate boring people like; “I say I am an actor” or “I made recitation school so I know” They pretend to be professional but they scream if you throwing them in a cold  and dirty river. Fuck them!
While launching a firework one of the guys accidentally burn a little part of beautiful forest.
Is not so nice to burn a forest.
So me and my crew started to extinguish flames.The wheather was very dry and the fire goes truly madness!!!
However after a while it began to rain. TJesus, always help Sterven!

Nei video cerchi sempre di inserire delle provocazioni, come dimostrato dalle grafiche del video del pezzo “Noi fuori” dei ministri, dove nasce questa necessità?
Sterven just want to play. Playing is very funny. I’m playing right now with you 😀 LOL

Hai un credo? Se si quale?
Improve every day, never be totally satisfied, always learn, meet talented people and match with them. Always look up, never look down, the ground actually is full of shit.

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