Which art form is your favourite?
I used to prefer poetry because I liked the idea of making something out of nothing, all I needed was a pen and the back of an electricity bill. Now I don't have a favourite, the different arts are just different countries, they each have their own customs and possibilities. I go from editing a video to writing a poem, it's like falling asleep in London and waking up in Moscow.
Who inspires you?
Anyone I've ever met and quite a few I haven't; Hunter S Thompson, Archilochus, the Little Prince, Elizabeth I, Willian Burroughs, Captain Kirk, William Shatner also, Francis of Assisi, Cleopatra's Mark Anthony, Icarus, Thomas de Quincy, Sergei Eisenstein, Danger Mouse, John Wilmot, smiley Tim Leary, Baudelaire, Richard Burton and Miss Marple.
Why do you practice so many different art forms instead of just one?
We cut through media like junkies today, whatever you think of that, different art forms are informing each other: music videos and short films, feature films and computer games, art installations and concert visuals. Knowledge of one brings new and exciting things to the other. But ultimately, if I've got something to say, I'd carve it in the prison wall if there was no better way to express it.
Where did the idea for the TV show HIJACKED come from?
I used to do a lot of work making promo videos for clubs and festivals and after editing way too many hours of footage I started getting interested in the bits when the cast didn't realise the camera was rolling. I took these out-takes and started playing around with them and what came out were these videos where it feels like the viewer isn't supposed to be there, like the characters are hijacking the situation. That's the form. But the real substance of the show comes from Dave Phillips; it's all about promoting creativity and original thinking. The TV presenter, Victor Baredo, represents the enemy of that idea and we laugh at him for it. Power to free expression.
When are you next releasing work?
I've got some conscious hip hop dropping this January with Karen Medel & Rocketman called "Thank you for your input!", early in 2012 they'll be the third episode of Hijacked, a video graffiti project here in Barcelona and later in the year a new novella. You can find everything at www.louiscadier.tumblr.com