"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"I think each body of work grows out of the last one because you resolve something and then feel ready to move on to tackle another issue. But after my work in Vietnam it was obvious that I had still not tackled the issue of war, so when the opportunity to work with a group of people who were reenacting scenarios of the war presented itself, I took it. The Iraq War had not started, and this was the only way to deal with the idea of war- with something that had happened so long ago."
- An-My Lê