CHICAGO — For two days in a row this past weekend, I boarded the train to Forest Park at the Damen Blue Line station. Dragging my feet up the snow- and dirt-muddied stairs, I looked up to see flowe…
I\W: How do you view curation in collage? What sort of inspiration do you have for that curation process?
Stephen Eichhorn: That kind of goes all over the place. I end up watching a ton of movies when I’m cutting stuff out, and especially as a time keeper. There is quite a bit of cinema that ends up creeping in really subtle ways. I also end up listening to a lot of metal and a lot of really drony stuff. I’ve been really into African Funk lately. Some of that ends up creeping into [my work] as well because of this visceral response to what my sonic environment is. Also conversations I have with fashion designers and collaborations have lead to other things.
(Stephen Eichhorn’s studio is on the second floor of his home in Ukrainian Village. Upstairs Stephen crafts collages that feature cacti, and sometimes cats. Downstairs Stephen’s home features both.)