Artist

Dakota Solt
February 5, 2012


What is your full name? Any nick names?

Dakota Falkenburg Solt, Cody, Cux, Cucu, Dako, Codofskhka, Code, Kota, Cuculina

What is your current occupation(s)?

“CryBaby Presents co-President,” artist, video editor, clothing designer, printer, curator, over-packer, sexy lover and best friend

Where do you currently live?

A castle in West Hollywood.

What is your favorite medium/media to work in at the moment?

Pen and Ink, Final Cut & Photoshop, and oil paint.

What is your current subject matter and content of work?

The subjects of my work are usually odd-ball collectables in my apartment. The content of my work is cultural media, commercialism and the society I live in–duh. I’m drawn to commercial slogans, trash, buttons, stickers, television, etc.

What is the relationship between the content of your work and the materials you use?
I like challenging myself with intricate processes- like cutting out hundreds of objects in Photoshop without using the magic wand tool, or using an exacto-knife to cut out individual paint drip marks. I like doing this donly if part of the process is random and liberating- like globbing on paint so it drips off and does it’s own thing, or taking a screen shot of layered multiple animations. Each frame, or each second I wait to let the sludge drip, changes the result –these are the surprises that keep me going.


Who is your favorite artist(s)?

John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Joana Avillez and Olaf Breuning.


What is your favorite food / drink?

Dark Chocolate covered orange peel, Panna water, Jameson on the rocks, Tai sushi from Hirozen, Zucchini from the Jardim Botânico

What are you listening to right now?
The Drive soundtrack, Phantogram, Little Dragon, Twin Shadow, Metronomy, Papa, White Life, Black Keys and Girls, Mum

How do you see yourself in 40 years?
With a very geometric haircut, red lipstick, black pants and espadrilles.


What is your most treasured possession?

My left hand and my family


What gadget / object could you not live without?

Lisa Ziven

How would you describe your style, aka uniform?
Curated Edgy: KimonoDakota… basically high-waisted bottoms, crop tops, kimonos, black boots, my army jacket

What is your favorite book?
Steppenwolf, Candide, and the Fountainhead.

song?
I listen to songs on repeat for like a week straight, so the last few were:
The Kills: “Future Starts Slow”
Girls: “Honey Bunny”
Kurt Vile: “Baby’s Arms”
Black Keys: “Lonely Boy”
Little Dragon: “Please Turn”


movie?

To Catch a Thief, Romancing the Stone, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Charade, The Professional

magazine?

ID, Dazed and Confused, Bullett, Art Forum

blog?

http://mynameisjoana.blogspot.com/

clothing designer?
I mostly wear vintage- thanks to my mom’s killer style. I also like the hunt.

What was your first screen name or email address?
Golfchik7@aol.com, ccccccoda (6 C’s + oda), icucu@aol.com


What is your favorite color?

Neon red

What is your favorite shape?
Geodesic dome, diamond


Would you rather explore space or the deep sea?

Space in my dreams…sorta scared of heights.


www.dakotasolt.com