The early morning is the best part of the day. When I wake up, I’m always filled with some kind of inexplicable happiness. I guess I’m happy that a new day is about to start. On days when I work in my studio, I have coffee in bed and just chill for a while. I start my day at a comfortable pace. When I have things to do away from home, like teaching or some official business, I get up at six and set off early.
I like to savour a lot of things in music, just like I do in literature. But I do have some recurring favourites like Bach or Monteverdi. I also love early American blues and jazz.
I don’t have any favourites. When I find a writer I like, I read everything by that particular author. There are some authors whose works I often get back to, such as Oscar Wilde, István Örkény and Frigyes Karinthy these days.
It is always new destinations that attract me, places I haven’t been to, such as the islands around Hong Kong or the South China Sea. I spent a lot of time in China, but there are still many places I’d love to visit there. There are places I’d like to return to, most of them in Hungary, Austria and perhaps China.
Definitely cooking. Lately, I’ve been cooking every day. It helps me switch off from work and relaxes me.
The Internet. Classical Hungarian and world literature is accessible on the Internet free of charge or for just a small fee, so I often read books online, too.
I regularly read the Artforum, The New York Review of Books, The Art Newspaper, The Guardian and The New York Times, mostly online. And of course, I also browse Hungarian websites.
I wear the kind of clothes I have on now, skirts and tops, but I don’t have any particular favourites. In summer it's best not to wear anything at home. It’s comfortable and makes you feel free.
I don’t think there are any clothes I’d never wear. Life can bring about all kinds of situations, so it’s quite conceivable that I would put on all kinds of clothes if need be.
My work is very personal and because of its meditative nature it doesn’t even occur to me to seek the opinions of others.
Whatever I’m working on at the given moment. Looking back, perhaps I like the light boxes with mirrors and the chopping board series the best.
For me, having coffee with someone is quite intimate. I’d only sit down and have a coffee with someone I know and like. Or with Virginia Woolf. Her books have a peculiar conversational mood.
Emotional influences are far stronger than the transfer of knowledge. The people who’ve had the greatest influence on me are my family and the ones I’ve been in love with. I don’t ascribe so much importance to knowledge transfer in terms of influences.
I can’t really give advice to anyone. My experience is that the path that takes you to where you want to get is not necessarily straight. I never took other people’s advice. The only thing I can say is that life is short, so everyone should live it intensively.
I work on and think about a lot of things simultaneously but some of them I never create or leave unfinished. However, I see them as parts of a thought process, rather than as incomplete works.