The photographer and I have been waiting for about half an hour to interview Gabriel Orozco. It's a little disappointing, but that's OK. Orozco has famously made disappointment part of his creative practice. While waiting we chat about how much we have been impressed and influenced by the artist's work, and also about the press conference last week, where Orozco was also late and stared fiercely at the crowd of journalists like a cornered honey badger until the microphone broke down, at which point his mood lightened and a mischievous and comedic side emerged.

When Orozco does appear, he is relaxed and cordial. He's been to Japan before on several occasions, but this time he plans on staying for six months. I ask him why Japan?

Is there something about this country that holds particular resonance for your work?