"You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing. Permit yourself to flow and overflow, allow for the rise in temperature, all the expansions and intensifications. Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them." Anaïs Nin
"Wanting to fuck somebody over and over for the rest of your life isn't love. Wanting to be with somebody for the rest of your life no matter how many times life fucks you both over and over though? Could be."
"Even the simple question of knowing what to answer when you are asked at a party "and what do you do?" which always elicits panic-stricken silences and particularly lame answers. Now I am bolder and more confident and look them straight in the eye and say "Visual culture" and wait for them to look away in embarrassment, when they clearly have not a clue what I am talking about." -Irit Rogoff
How often do you find artists that aren't repeatedly calling attention to themselves? What happens to the art and artists that are not recognised and understood? Isn't it necessary for art to be elusive and difficult?