Ignacio Genzon & Rena Kosnett
Rena Kosnett: How would you wish to die?
Ignacio Genzon: Umm. That's an interesting question because I never think about the
RK: What is the reform you admire the most?
IG: To reinstate the draft. Because I think that will show people exactly how much they don't want to go to war. And just because there's a draft doesn't mean you'll have a bunch of soldiers ready to throw into a country to occupy it.
RK: What is your favorite flower?
RK: Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
IG: In high school it used to be Barbara Kruger. But that's a really obvious high school heroine. Any mother that has to leave their child for the child's long term benefit. I'm thinking about immigrant mothers, who leave their children to make their lives better.
RK: If you had to choose between never having sex again or losing a toe in a freak soccer accident every time you had sex, what would you choose?
IG: Never having sex again. Can I masturbate?
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Ignacio Genzon: What natural talent would you like to be gifted with?
Rena Kosnett: I would like to be a sloth whisperer. Because sloth whisperers get to work with these sweet little animals, and you could work at a zoo or some sort of sloth sanctuary and you could be the person who always has to be there because you're the one that really understands the sloths. And if I couldn't be a sloth whisperer I'd like to be a singer because there's nothing sexier than being a really amazing singer. And I have a terrible voice.
IG: For what fault have you most tolerance?
RK: I think laziness. I have a very high tolerance for laziness because it's something that I really struggle with. And I think laziness can be really boiled down to depression. I'm empathetic with that. Finding motivation is really important for a fulfilling life, so when a friend is lazy I immediately want to help him or her with their motivation, and that in turn motivates me. It's hard to get up in the morning sometimes.
IG: Are lack of inspiration and laziness the same thing?
RK: No, it's not the same thing. I know lots of people have things that they wanna do and they have lots of good ideas, but they never get done. And so some people misconstrue inaction for laziness, but I think that, you know, sometimes lazy people are just sad.
IG: What are your favorite qualities in a man?
RK: Oooohhh. Hmmm. I think my favorite quality in a man is strength. I really admire when a man can sort of absorb harsh instances, when he can be supportive for you during a weird crisis or trauma and he can help you in those situations. That to me is so sexy. When a man can sort of be on top of it, and not run away. Any man who is there for those hard times is a good man.
IG: So your favorite quality in a man could be boiled down to…
RK: Being a knight in shining armor. Or an EMT. Or a lumberjack. Or a rescue worker. Or someone who knows how to handle a tough situation.
IG: What is the fault from which your other faults come from?
RK: Oh god. I have so many. Ironically, I think laziness. I think laziness is the worst. I don't get up in the morning at 8 o'clock and go jogging. I wish I had the strength and the energy to garden and help at a dog rescue and take a cooking class and still have time and energy to do my own work. Also I tend to fantasize a lot and live in a fantasy when left to my own devices. I think that things will turn out in a certain way and it all falls apart. I fall apart but it doesn't turn out to be as substantiated as I thought it might be.
IG: I've been listening to that song "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies. You know that one?
IG: It goes: 'there's nothing wrong with me I just need to figure it out just leave me alone and ill be ok all I wanted was a Pepsi.'
IG: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
RK: If I'm not dead from sort of fast-growing radiation-induced cancer from my smart phone? I'll probably be.. I don't know where geographically in the world.
IG: I don't mean where geographically, I mean—it's not what would you like to have achieved in ten years, but what realistically do you think might happen. And not boiling it down to a job but…I don't know.
RK: I think I see myself as stressed out, working at a position at which I have a lot of responsibility. Hopefully with a substantiated art practice, but also with a job that incorporates some sort of activist purpose. I don't imagine myself working at a desk job for a lawyer or an accountant. And I don't necessarily see myself in the United States. Hopefully I will have a wonderful life partner at that point. So that's what I see for myself. Happy life partner—stressed out at
IG: Any kids?
RK: No children. But a dog that I absolutely love. Maybe 2. Almost as good as my Frankie, cuz' no one will ever be as good as my Frankie.