Speed Date / TEREZA MACO, graphic designer

Where are you from?
From the housing estate West.

Where did you study?
Primary and secondary art school, uni (with a low-class ending)

Who was your best teacher?
Táňa Harachová, she taught me at the primary art school. I guess no one has ever looked at my bad still lifes with such an affection as she has.

Who were/are your parents?
My Mr. Dad is a huge Bach’s lover and of all the classical stuff really.
My. Ms. Mom is a lover of plants of all sorts (with the exception of invasion species such as Ailanthus altissima).

What don’t you enjoy in design?
What I don’t enjoy about design or architecture are discussions about design and architecture…

And on the contrary, what do you?
And on the contrary, what I do enjoy in design and architecture are discussions about e.g. music.

What do you listen to?
Everything from Hurrian Hymn no.6 – c.1400 B.C. to weird pop from the ends of internets.

Your favourite film or cartoon?
Alejandro Jodorowsky – Holy Mountain.

Who do you respect as an authority in and out of your field?
Petr Babák, because he throws books at a wall.

Last thing you bought?
White Ritter Sport chocolate.

Do you buy professional literature? What was the latest book?
John Berger – O pohledu (On Looking), Václav Janoščík – Nespavost (Insomnia).

Do you vote?
I do!

Who throws best parties?
Galéria Žumpa.

Your favourite dome?
The Auditorium of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra by Vladimír Dedeček.

Party dress. Made by…?
From the second-hand shop.

Your hero from the past?
Orpheus and Havel.

Best/nicest house?
My room where I can snuggle up.

Do you have any stereotypes when you work? How do they show?
When I take a liking to some typeface, I can use it till I drop.

What’s on your desktop?
A folder named Mess and that’s where I hide all my mess.

Best exhibition/artwork?
Július Koller – Ping Pong Club (Mumok, Vienna).

What do you respect both from the local and foreign design scene? And why?
Any effort for authenticity, critical reflection… and an effort for a better world?

Morals or money?
As a cultural worker and social capitalist I have it that morals and money do not necessarily have to make a threat to one another.

Extraordinary book?
It’s a tough one, I like Kundera’s Immortality and a thin book titled Artificial Baits – a pocket encyclopedia of a modern fisherman.

Optimist, pessimist, nihilist?
A religious atheist.

Do you have any hobby?
I have one: my cats!

Solo or in a collective?

Slovakia as the Promised Land?
Maybe once, if we take an effort.



12 / 2 / 2019
by MAG D A
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