"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"I was thinking, “It’s not that extraordinary. It’s an industrial, modernist space.” It’s not like you are entering Hagia Sofia or you’re in front of the pyramids in Egypt. I didn’t think it was of that character, but people had that impression. I thought it was unbelievably narcissistic. So what I wanted to do was to change that perspective, reverse it entirely, turn it upside down. Instead of looking up, you would have to look down as a way of seeing reality."