We had the good fortune of connecting with Jake Yuzna and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jake, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Anything in life includes risk and there are two forms of risk. Risk to our well being and creative risk. When it comes to my well being, such as physically dangerous activities like extreme sports and the like, I have no interest at all. Those are very real, with very potentially very serious consequences. However, when it comes to risks on creative endeavors, I don’t think they really exist. One of the luxuries of the arts is that it is a rare space where you can crash your plane and walk away unscathed. So why not explore and see what is possible? What do you have to loose? A bruised ego?
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I enjoy keeping busy with many and varied projects, but I do a lot of work in narrative filmmaking. With that work, I am interested in exploring new and innovative approaches to how we make films and how those films might shift the way we understand ourselves. Through this, I look to break down and rearrange culture so that we may discover alternatives to life and the world as we know it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Depends on the person really, but a drive on Mulholland Drive through the hills at night is something very special to LA.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The late and great Genesis P Orridge.