Last Call: Lily Gildor

As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2013 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things the class has been up to. To this end, we are (re)starting a series, Last Call, featuring seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain back here on Thursday!

Lily then and now

Then + Now

People might know me as…  The tall blonde girl who wears a lot of beanies and black.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… Obviously my friends. But also editing three issues of Facture Arts Journal, a biannual journal that features art criticism, art historical essays as well as student art.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… Drinking vodka and/or tequila and listening to a lot of mainstream R&B/Hip Hop (not alone) while others laugh at me.

The best class/professor at Brown is… Professor Nickle in HIAA (very underrated) who teaches history of photo.  The best class at Brown is Nickle’s seminar: Museum and the Photograph.

Three things you wish you knew freshman year…
1. That Tedeschi would close in 3 years—I would have gone there three times a day instead of my usual twice a day.
2. I don’t ever have as much work as I think I do.
3. Home friends don’t matter all that much.

Ratty vs. V-Dub… Ratty (Ed.- No hesitation whatsoever). I ate at the V-Dub every day freshman year when I lived in that building—I got so sick of it.  Too many athletes man (joke).

One thing you wish you had done…  Taken more RISD classes. Predictable but true.

You are, without a doubt, one of the best dressed humans on earth.  What are your three favorite articles of clothing?

Lily's clothingMaroon leather biker jacket
New pink sneakers
Dollar bill print shirt

How has your time at Brown inspired your work? What is your favorite piece? I think Providence and its architecture have been the most inspiring for me. The city’s combination of historical New England and industrial warehouses is really weird and intriguing. Since being at Brown, I’ve become interested in taking portraits of people simply placed in different interior spaces rather than outside. Its great to see the different geometries and effects that occur in these old, traditional Providence homes. One of my favorite pieces is the photograph I took of my friend Scout in her living room—I just love her expression and the lighting makes her look so pleasant and ethereal.

The weirdest item that can be found in my apartment is…  A candle from Evolution in NYC that looks like conjoined fetuses in a jar. It’s incredibly creepy but awesome.  Oh, and an actual deer head.

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My favorite late-night drunk food is… Chips of any kind.

The most ridiculous situation I’ve been in at Brown is… DJ-ing at Colosseum on the Friday of Spring Weekend last year as DJ KUNTY exclusively playing bar-mitzvah bangers. My favorite songs from the set list were “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent and “All The Things She Said” by t.A.T.u.  As you can tell I try to keep things relevant to 2004.

Who are you tagging next?
Lucy Kissel. She doesn’t have a Facebook so she flies under the radar.

Next up: Lucy Kissel
Lily’s question: If you were to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

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