"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."
"Vortex in the Play of Theatre with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder" (2000)
"The wood-grain linoleum attaches to two doorways...so that’s kind of like a runway that you can walk through, and then this theatre light points at the wall. There’s some very faint expressionistic roller-painting of pink on the wall that the theatre light points at. So it’s this self-conscious highlighting of that sort of 'expression.' I put it in quotation marks- but people are expressive. Art’s expressive. But it’s not that fact that’s so important. It’s rather what we make of all that expression. And there’s a kind of stillness in the work. It’s like the light is pointing at something that’s still. Everything in there is still, but you can move through."
- Jessica Stockholder