AnOther Man Nº17 AW 2013 – Between Rock and Stardom

Photographed by Willy Vanderperre

Ezra Miller: Pioneer Spirit

Hollywood heartthrob, Arctic trekker and modern thinker Ezra Miller stars on the cover of the autumn/winter 2013 issue of Another Man. Alongside images taken from Willy Vanderperre and Alister Mackie’s shoot, in an interview with writer Glenn O’Brien, here are five things Ezra wants you to know…

1. Norwegians don’t feel the cold…
“I skied to the Arctic and planted a flag at the North Pole with this amazing team of international revolutionaries. There was this Norwegian guy Ulvar, an inspired activist. He climbs up on oil rigs and puts his body in the way, risks his life all the time. No big deal. He is Ulvar. He’s the wolfman. He would say things like, ‘Norwegians don’t feel the cold, they just turn blue and die.’ He would dip his gloves in the Arctic Ocean and say, ‘You need a good ice layer… insulation.’ He did all these things that were counter-intuitive but that were the way, the true way to survive in that inhospitable terrain.”

2. Turn on, tune in and kick off…
“My friends and I talk about being the last generation ever to know a world without Internet. Just for a second, when we were kids. We have memories of that, but we’ve grown up with the technology and it puts a lot of people in my generation in a crazy position – working for the government or fighting against the government.”

3. We live in interesting times…
“It might be game over for humanity, for things growing on this planet, or it might be the slap in the face wakeup call that we clearly have needed for a long time. It’s strange to feel a fork in the road for a planet and species like that. There’s a Chinese curse: may you live in interesting times.”

4. For art’s sake, create…
“It’s just a gross high horse, the idea that artists make art. I’m starting to find the idea that artists make art offensive.”

5. Everyday is important, make it count…
“We’re not living in an age of no hope. We are living in the age of choice, which is much scarier. It means that what we do every day matters, which is always a bummer for humans. But it’s a great thing and it’s inspirational and we need to remember that. We have a long way to go and not a long time to get there.”