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Question 16: Do you think an artist has a specific role to play in society? If so, what is it?
The role I often see us playing is getting people to wake up. The fact is, artists are often ahead of their time. And you even have some things that are rejected at the time, but ten years later, there you are, what the artist said is what’s being done. And as artists we all know that we are ahead of our own times, and we’ve all taken a few blows but we keep on going anyway. You get tougher-skinned, I guess. That’s how I see artists, socially: we wake people up.