"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."
"Before my father died, I decided to take him to a sound studio because he loved to sing and I wanted to record him singing. And I wanted to do an oral history. He starts talking about his life in Mississippi, and the farm that the family worked on. It’s a very beautiful narrative, but it’s a serious story—this complicated relationship of work, labor, war and aggression, and the market."
-Carrie Mae Weems