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" It's good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can't be personalized. "
" I always say that I'm an artist who works with pictures and words, so I think that the different aspects of my activity, whether it's writing criticism, or doing visual work that incorporates writing, or teaching, or curating, is all of a single cloth, and I don't make any separation in terms of those practices. "
" I think there are lots of ways to make good work. You can throw big bucks at a project and make what some would call crap, or you can work very modestly with eloquently moving results. "
" I believe that who we are, and consequently the work that we make, whether we're visual artists or writers or journalists or filmmakers, is a projection of where we were born, what's been withheld or lavished upon us, our color, our sex, our class. And everything we do in life to some degree is a reflection of that context. "
" I have problems with a lot of photography, particularly street photography and photojournalism - objectifying the other, finding the contempt and exoticism that you might feel within yourself or toward yourself and projecting it out to others. There can be an abusive power to photography, too. "
" Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I'm working in. "
" I think I developed language skills to deal with threat. It's the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun. "
" I like suggesting that 'we are slaves to the objects around us,' that 'plenty should be enough,' or that the 'buyer should beware,' within the context of conventional selling space. "
" I'd always been a news junkie, always read lots of newspapers and watched the Sunday morning news shows on TV and felt strongly about issues of power, control, sexuality and race. "
" Do you know why language manifests itself the way it does in my work? It's because I understand short attention spans. "
" I think that art is still a site for resistance and for the telling of various stories, for validating certain subjectivities we normally overlook. I'm trying to be affective, to suggest changes, and to resist what I feel are the tyrannies of social life on a certain level. "
" Women's art, political art - those categorisations perpetuate a certain kind of marginality which I'm resistant to. But I absolutely define myself as a feminist. "
" What makes the production of my work so expensive? The whole installation thing - the construction, the objects, the technology. It really adds up. "
" Look, we're all saddled with things that make us better or worse. This world is a crazy place, and I've chosen to make my work about that insanity. "
" The reason why bookstores are going out of business in the States is that people just can't focus on longer narratives now - even narrative film is in crisis in many ways, unless it's an adventure film. "
" I had to figure out how to bring the world into my work. "
" Money talks. It starts rumors about careers and complicity and speaks of the tragedies and triumphs of our social lives. "
" I just say I'm an artist who works with pictures and words. "
" I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary. "
" I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life, but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely avoid a high degree of difficulty. "
" All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary. "
" Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not. "
" I'm living my life, not buying a lifestyle. "
" I'm an artist who works with pictures and words. Sometimes that stuff ends up in different kinds of sites and contexts which determine what it means and looks like. "
" I want people to be drawn into the space of the work. And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans. So I shoot for the window of opportunity. "