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A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected to more or less keep doing their style. It's so easy to get into that rut of production.
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A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that.
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A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire.
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As a New Yorker, I'm someone who lives on an island and looks across to America.
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As an artist I'd choose the thing that's beautiful more than the one that's true.
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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.
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Besides all those whaling details, Moby Dick is about someone who's looking for something so huge, something they've wanted all their life, yet they know when they find it, it will kill them.
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I always try to scale whatever I wanted to do to whatever kind of equipment I could actually use.
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I am doing a lot of different, seemingly unrelated projects, but I'm finding ways to put them together.
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I don't take compliments so well. I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget.
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I hate zoos.
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I have a new hobby - invertebrates. I used to have this studio that looked down onto the Hudson River. I always wanted to fill that window with water, so I did.
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I have a very ambitious thing that I'm working on now - a big five-year plan.
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I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words.
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I have written a lot about snakes. There's something pretty primordial about it.
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I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex.
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I like scary stories. I like German fairy tales more because they're even more frightening.
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I like snakes. I like things that have a cool, scaly touch. I like warm, furry things too, but there's something about snakes that make me want to write stories about them.
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I need to learn what a garden means in terms of a Japanese garden. It isn't about grass or flowers, it's about placement of stones in a space to represent things.
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I really enjoy making large mental jumps. It's fun. But if they want to make a certain kind of logical sense, it probably wouldn't be fun.
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I really like books that you can kind of hear as much as think about, that are so graphic and visual.
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I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral.
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I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make something and tries to be an artist - I'm happy to see the work.
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I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA.
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I think artists who are attracted to working on the Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen.
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I think women are excellent social critics.
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I was a nerd. I got to school early to feed the fish. I read a lot.
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I'm a real workaholic.
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I'm an average enough person to point to the things I've gotten to see that are awe-inspiring.
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I'm from a very big family, so every moment that I could spend alone I really tried to get off by myself.
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I'm not usually where I think I am. It's kind of spooky.
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I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.
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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.
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If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it.
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It's going to be so interesting to see what kind of art comes out of this work.
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It's good to take a longer view and think, What would I really like to do if I had no limitations whatsoever?
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It's great to be with someone who's always surprising you with his opinions and thoughts. That's very exciting.
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It's just such a great miracle when things do work, and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons.
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Like most artist, I have to combine certain things to do productions, because it's never easy to put something together.
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My job is to make images and leave the decision - making and conclusion - drawing to other people.
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My secret dream is to write an epic poem. That's probably the most pretentious thing I've said.
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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.
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NASA has really inspired me to do this. My commission started with our technology falling back down on top of us with the crash of Columbia.
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One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was, the world does not need another big multimedia show.
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Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.
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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.
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People don't say, I'm going to get out of my thing here for a minute, I'm going to do something really different. The world pushes you in that direction because you're supposed to be consistent.
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People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There's just regret.
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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.
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Some friends of mine work in an office. They were getting really nervous from their coffee breaks, so they started to have wig breaks. They tried on wigs for 15 minutes. They found this relaxing. So that's Wig Therapy.
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Something that has so much power must have life. Instruments have life.
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The fewer expectations you have, the better.
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The NASA artist in residence thing is a very small stipend. That's why I'm using Expo, to help it turn into something physical.
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The only stuff I don't like are Broadway musicals. I hate them. I don't even like to talk about it. I can't bear musicals.
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The problem with prototypes is they don't always work.
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The second that technology becomes the most salient feature of music is the point the music begins to fail. Then you're at a trade fair listening to the latest in modern technology.
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The Synclavier doesn't change the nature of your work, it just makes it better.
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The thing that's characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
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The world is a strange and wonderful place.
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There are plenty of people in this world who make beautiful, glossy, very glamorous - looking visuals. I try to not focus on that.
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We're actually able to use frogs as a series of notes that I play on a keyboard. You can use things that have a kind of simplicity, like things pulled out of a field.
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Whaling, it's like trolling; the way a whale ship moves, it doesn't really have a goal. Its goal is to look at things, just to keep a lookout.
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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!
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When you pluck a guitar string, it gives a clear signal to the computer, but when you bow a string, it's a softer signal. Sometimes the computer really doesn't know what you're asking for.
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Why do you have to translate and decode things? Just let the image be. It will have a special kind of reality that it won't once it's decoded.
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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.
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Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
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You can do bigger and bigger things. For what?
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You can do great things with low-tech stuff.
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