"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."
"'The Ballerina and the Bum' was in the beginning days of video for artists. Practically all of the video, except for some works which were very funny like Bill Wegman’s, were what used to be called self-referential works in relation to art, dealing with aspects of minimalism or whatever the particular artist was concerned with. Formalist considerations. Now people look at it and they could die of boredom..."
- Eleanor Antin