Girth E.P. Ness Interview
I had the rare chance to sit down with my favorite fartist, Girth E.P. Ness.
Instead of writing up some fancy feature styled interview, I took a shortcut and copied the transcript directly. Not because I’m lazy, but because I’m not worthy of editing the words of a Fartist of that caliber.
Geronimo: You’re a well established artist, tell us about your beginnings.
P. NESS: Well, I started early as a fartist. I’ve been in the game a while.
Geronimo: What drew you into (F)art?
P. NESS: Boredom, honestly. I’m insane, and art matched that for me. I chose the low brow because it suited me at a deep level. I don’t think it matters that I’m a hoodrat. I would have been into poop either way.
Geronimo: Are you saying you are a poop fetishist?
P. NESS: Yes. But I prefer blood.
Geronimo: Interesting. What is the main influence who brought you down?
P. NESS: My first and only job was working for a wonderful company called Making Fart Sounds With Hands Inc. I fell in love with the craft. And I know the name might make you think we were something of a one trick pony, but we were a full scale operation that entertained children. We taught them about the joys of fart sounds. Whoopie cushions, hands cupped under armpits, ketchup bottles, jars of Flarp, if it sounded like flatulence, we brought it to the show.
And they ate it up.
Geronimo: That’s heartwarming.
P. NESS: Yeah. Unfortunately, an organization called MAFF began showing up to protest all of our parties.
Geronimo: MAFF? I don’t believe I’m familiar.
P. NESS: Mothers Against Fake Farting.
Geronimo: Of course.
P. NESS: Yeah, so that pretty much shut us down. That’s when I picked up fart.
Geronimo: Some say you’re the last great American Fartist, the only one who never strays the genre.
P. NESS: I would be immediately exposed as a fraud if I slid up to even the medium brow. Staying in your lane is very important as an artist.
Geronimo: What would you say is the main message of your work?
P. NESS: Hmm, that’s easy. To stop and smell the farts.
Geronimo: That’s profound, really. Girth, it was an honor to sit down with you.
P. NESS: Oh God. Rancid. Was that you?
I had high expectations going into my sit down with Girth E., but the actual conversation far exceeded them. I couldn’t have asked for a better Girth E.P. Ness interview.
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