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— a conversation between Pip Wallis and Adelle Mills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, August 13th, 2015.

Do you think people understand what is happening? No, I don’t think people ever understand what is happening, I’m often inclined to explain, and explain in a really presumptuous way that they didn’t get it already, so that’s a problem. Do you think people understand what is happening? No, I don’t think people ever understand what is happening, I’m often inclined to explain, and explain in a really presumptuous way that they didn’t get it already, so that’s a problem. Is that because you feel it’s really important for them to understand the process of making it? Yeah I think so… but I don’t think the work is flawed because it’s not obvious, because maybe it’s open for that conversation each time, it’s ready for it. You explaining the work? Yes. Because within the work there’s so much about this role of interpretation, not misinterpretation but differently perceiving; it occurs in the work, in the actors that are performing the work, but then also in the audience’s understanding of the work. So maybe it’s appropriate that there’s also… These gaps? Most definitely, I mean perhaps I wouldn’t be making work about interpretation and cognition if there weren’t those questions already. So the ambiguity is really important? Yes, it is subject matter that is already everywhere so… is this recording? Yeah. Yep. [LAUGHTER] When we spoke last time you mentioned Simone Forti, and it reminded me about the last time I was here in Los Angeles; I did a writing exercise with Simone where we went to the zoo and she asked us to observe the movement of the animals...