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The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last two years, we have interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses were funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read. The archive of 2015's interviews can be found here and the 2016 archive is here. Thanks to all who took part!

This month, our Little Interview features two Italian interns that the Glucksman is hosting under the ETN Training Vision Ireland programme, Umberto De Martino and Marco Rizzi.


Umberto and Marco: September 2017

What are you reading?
Just finished The Martian and started reading 1984 by George Orwell after I recently found it for cheap. (Umberto)
I have just started reading Walden written by Henry David Thoreau. (Marco)

Favourite museum?
“Galleria dell’Accademia” in Florence. It’s full of beautiful sculptures but I would also love to go to “Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum” in New York. (Umberto)
I loved “Museo del Novecento” in Milan. It was amazing! (Marco)

Best performance?
Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump. (Umberto)
Bruno Mars and Beyonce performing at the Superbowl in 2016. (Marco)

What is your most treasured possession?
My walking boots, they have been with me in a lot of adventures. (Umberto)
It is a gift my grandmother gave to my mother the day I was born. It is a craft work of needle and thread in which are printed my name, the date and the hour I was born. (Marco)

What work(s) of art inspire you?
I found the look of the Girl with a pearl Earring very hypnotizing. (Umberto)
I was astonished by the concept behind Merda d’autore by Piero Manzoni and Concetto spaziale (Attesa) by Lucio Fontana. (Marco)

A lightbulb moment?
Last year I met an old man on the mountains and we quickly became friends. He is a very wise man and he always has an interesting story to tell from which you can always learn something. (Umberto)
Coming here to Ireland made me realized a lot of things.. (Marco)

Guilty pleasure?
Come on…… who doesn’t like Nutella (Umberto)
Garlic Bread. Don’t tell that to Italian people! (Marco)

What would you like to be doing right now?
Being in space would be pretty cool. (Umberto)
Performing again with my ex-school drama group. It would be fantastic! (Marco)


2017 Little Interviews:

Kirstie North, August 2017

Jane Hyland, July 2017

Brendan O'Sé, June 2017

Ella de Búrca, May 2017

Lothar Götz, April 2017

Siobhan McGibbon, March 2017

John Cryan, February 2017

In 2016, we interviewed:

Pádraic Moore, 4 November 2016
Christine Dennehy,
28 October 2016
Sarah McAuliffe,
21 October 2016
Ben Gearey,
14 October 2016
Danielle Byrne,
7 October 2016
Laurie LeGrand,
3 October 2016
Tessa Giblin,
24 June 2016
Rachael Gilbourne
, 17 June 2016
Maud Cotter, 10 June 2016
John Duncan,
3 June 2016
Sheila Beecher,
27 May 2016
Ellen Byrne,
20 May 2016
Marie Bourke,
13 May 2016
Theresa Reidy,
6 May 2016
Eleanor Duffin,
29 April 2016
Lee Welch,
22 April 2016
Darn Thorn,
15 April 2016
Luise Ebner,
8 April 2016
Damien Flood
, 1 April 2016
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, 25 March 2016
Eoin Colfer,
11 March 2016
Colin Darke,
4 March 2016
Daniel Blackshields,
27 February 2015
Antonia Hirsch,
19 February
Fiona Kelly
, 12 February 2015

Declan Jordan
, 5 February 2015

Find the 2015 Little Interviews here