Kanye interviews his interior designer Axel Vervoordt in the new THR, and revealed that he’s writing a philosophy book called Break The Simulation about… society’s obsession with photographs our something like that.
“I’ve got this philosophy — or let’s say it’s just a concept because sometimes philosophy sounds too heavy-handed. I’ve got a concept about photographs, and I’m on the fence about photographs — about human beings being obsessed with photographs — because it takes you out of the now and transports you into the past or transports you into the future.”
“It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people]. People dwell too much in the memories. People always wanna hear the history of something, which is important, but I think it there’s too much of an importance put on history.”
Ah yes. That’s the problem. Too much importance put on history. Let’s all just ignore it. That always works out well.
Of course then the conversation soon devolved into standard Kanye gobbledegook
“I don’t wish to be number one anymore, I wish to be water,” Kanye said at one point. “I wish to be closer to UNICEF or something where I can take the information that I have and help as many people as possible, not to just shove it into a brand.”
About Kim, he said:
Even with my wife, I see her as a representation, as a Marie Antoinette of our time. So with your mentality with spaces, I believe that what we’ve been working on will represent humanity for the next 500 to 1,000 years.
A designer told me that my wife was a master of light and I was a master of time. How to use time is equal to being someone who can cut a diamond. The ability to preserve time is more valuable than the ability to preserve a diamond because time is our most valuable resource. So using something timeless to remind us of what time is, is a good bar.
… and later:
“I do believe that all time is now. The future is here now, the past is here now. There’s certain people that you meet and you say, “Oh, you’re from the future.” You feel this in their spirit, people who are just staying in a time where the time doesn’t celebrate who they are, and there’s other people right now who the time does celebrate, and those people end up more famous or notorious. But I’m big on connecting with timeless energy…”
… and still later:
Architecture should communicate to humanity an understanding of proportion and spaces and the way it affects your mood. Because we are all being attacked by things made not for the right reasons, whether from lack of education or lack of responsibility. There has to be a responsibility in design…, so it’s a dopamine that attacks your ego and your esteem. You know?
You can read the whole interview here.