"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"My work has to do to a large extent with the nature of public address and public assembly as a way to get at something about social engagement which is abstract and doesn’t have to do with speech but, rather, with the combination of a lot of different phenomena. It has often been discussed in terms of body language or gesture. I think it’s actually a much more complicated series of issues, but it all boils down to public assembly, public address, public engagement, and interlocution."
- Catherine Sullivan