"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"I grew up during the Vietnam War. We lived in Vietnam through many of the offensives and coups. In 1968 after the Tet offensive the Viet Cong took over part of the city for a while...War was part of life for us. People ask, "Wasn’t it frightening?" We were really too young to know it the way an adult would. As a child, it’s just part of your life and you deal with it when it happens."
- An-My Lê