I would be the celebrity that doesn’t want to be famous
**Name: Ilka Tillekaerts
Pronouns: She / Her
Age: 29 (turning 30 this year, wow)
Zodiac sign: Leo, Chinese: Ape
Location: Zelzate, close to Ghent
Subbacultcha member since April 2021
What do you like best about your place?
I like this old bar, it’s a bar dated from the interbellum (1929). It has this super nice interior, and the owner is just the best. It’s within ‘crawling’ distance of my home/my studio. ;-) It is like coming home there, there are so many different people, a mix of young, old and everything in between.
What kind of music are you listening to at the moment?
I have a very eclectic taste, but my go-to is always jazz from the 30s. It’s soothing, it makes me happy, and it makes me mellow. So whatever mood I’m in, I can for sure enjoy this. My latest discovery is Hermanos Guitiérrez.
What’s the first record you bought?
Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. I inherited a lot of records from my dad. So I have all kinds of records with the most different kinds of music. Jazz, blues, post-rock, stoner, Bossa nova… You name it, I probably have it.
You name it, I probably have it
What’s your favourite pastime?
Sitting on a terrace in the middle of the city and just watching people, having a glass of wine, enjoying the sun. I have a lot of fantasies, so I always picture what kind of life these people have, what they do, and who they love...
Any guilty pleasures?
Dr Pimple Popper, for sure.
The only regret I have so far is not travelling so much
If you could be famous, what kind of celebrity would you be?
I would be the celebrity that doesn’t want to be famous.
Have you experienced any regrets recently?
The only regret I have so far is not travelling so much, but I can make up for that, so I'm working on it!
Which future Subbacultcha event are you looking forward to?
I’m in Lapland until April, so I can’t attend an event in January or February, but if I were home I would for sure check out Popart, from Warhol to Panamarenko. I’m not at all into Popart, therefore I would visit to broaden my horizon. I like to challenge myself. ;-)
We soothe ourselves with the little things in life, try to find beauty everywhere. That deserves all the credit in the world
Who do you wanna give credit to?
I would like to give credit to everyone, it has been such a tough year for everyone, we lost, we loved, and we fought. We soothe ourselves with the little things in life and try to find beauty everywhere. That deserves all the credit in the world. (But special credit to my wonderful family and boyfriend Jonas!)