PROVOCATIVE Eric Yates in 'What is it?'
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE IT TRILOGY EVER BEING SEEN SEPARATE FROM YOU? There is definitely an element of piracy protection for the films not going out to DVD; any digital reproduction of the films would absolutely be stolen and relatively easily prosecuted, but there are other reasons as well. I am protective of the films in other ways. There is sensitive material in both the films and I would not like to see the material maligned and dealt with out of context in a manner I would not approve. By keeping the films out of the digital realm that makes taking the material out of context less possible.
A KIND OF POP CULTURE MYTHOS HAS DEVELOPED AROUND YOU AS AN ECCENTRIC. DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THAT WORD? My interests artistically may be called eccentric and there is a truth in that, but I am also very centric, as opposed to eccentric, as a business person. I do not view eccentric as a negative term. I view it a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that does not follow a centric line/course.
The best philosophy for feeling good is to not compare one’s self to others. If one’s self is accomplishing what one’s self wants to accomplish — that is all that matters. Completing both What is it? and its sequel It is fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. and touring with these films are things that I have been wanting to accomplish for a long time, so I feel great about these things. Crispin Glover will present “Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show Pt. 2” and It is fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. on Saturday, November 30, and “Big Slide Show Pt. 1” and What is it? on Sunday, December 1, at the Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. Doors at 6 pm, tickets $15. Visit crispinglover.com for more info.