"Coke or Pepsi?" with Samson Young

5.6.2017 | art.

Joyce Wong

Venice Biennale Intern

After the madness of Venice Biennale opening week, I caught up with Samson for a quick game of “Coke or Pepsi?” with questions ranging from the musical to hypothetical to purely random. His answers are, to say the least, unexpected (or are they completely expected?) Decipher for yourselves and enjoy!

1)    Tasting sounds or hearing colours?

Ting, Ring.
 
2)    Christmas carols or Chinese New Year songs?
Ear: Ongs – – – – – – 
 
3)    Bell tower or drum tower?
Tow, Tow.
 
4)    Birdsongs or the sound of cicadas?
Beebee, beebee, Ceeceecees
 
5)    Pentatonic or heptatonic?
Tonic
 
6)    Perfect pitch or photographic memory?
Me
 
7)    Having TV commercial jingles or elevator music stuck in your head?
Ha-Jing-Hea__________
Tor! 
 
8)    Radio play or silent movies?
Play
 
9)    Singing in the rain or dancing in the rain?
Just rain
 
10) Speakeasies or Irish pubs?
Puuuuuuuuuuuuuur
Puuuuur
Pur
 
11) Sampans or gondolas?
Pan Pa
Pang
Amp
Gon
On On On On
 
12) The Travels of Marco Polo or A Journey to the West?
Poo >—*—< Wee
 
13) Neon lights or candlelight?
Needle
 
14) Aliens or zombies?
ZomZomZomZomZomi
Zzzz
 
15) Roller coasters or bumper cars?
Ters, Pers, Ters Ters, Pers
 
16) Early bird or night owl?
Eeeeeooow
 
17) Magic tricks or circus tricks?
Tricks
 
18) Stranded alone on a desert island or last surviving human on earth?
Or
 
19) Walk through walls or hear through walls?
Hear through walks
 
20) Finding a message in a bottle or receiving mail from a pigeon?
Find reception in a pigeon bottled
 
21) Being a seafaring pirate or galloping nomad?
Bee
 
 

***Stay tuned for more of my travelogue of getting lost between the calli of Venice with art, food, and occasional inspiration along the way.***

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