"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"If you're making a dance and you know it's going to be performed on a stage, you know the space. You know it's usually a rectangle. But there's no point in working that way if you're working for a camera unless the choreography already exists...That's the way a lot of television works. They look at something, and they say, 'Oh, that's a masterpiece. Let's make a television version of that" or any kind of art. It may be a practical way to work, but it results in a certain kind of work. So I wanted to do new work for television. But I would create the work."
- Charles Atlas