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As a New Yorker, I'm someone who lives on an island and looks across to America.

At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.

Performance art is about joy, about making something that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words.

The problem with prototypes is they don't always work.

My work is more about trying to ask good questions and not trying to come up with big shows. Every fashion company is doing that, every car company is doing that.

When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it.

I hate zoos.

I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex.

My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people.

As an artist I'd choose the thing that's beautiful more than the one that's true.

The world is a strange and wonderful place.

Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something.

I'm not usually where I think I am. It's kind of spooky.

The fewer expectations you have, the better.

I think women are excellent social critics.

A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire.

I don't take compliments so well. I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget.

If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it.

People are really suffering these days. There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal despair as they wonder what are they working for.