"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."
"Where did the shows come from? I went around to flea markets, and the old shoes were really cheap. And I asked the people I was working with...And it was built up so that surface was just shoes. It ended up having a connotation I'd never thought of...a strong suggestion of concentration camps. It wasn't really something that I intended. I really took as my area of interest the world of the foot fetish, and so I got into that and shoes as an aesthetic world that was very enclosed with rules, lots of interesting rules."
- Charles Atlas