"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"Some people have asked me whether I have any desire to do something original. I often explain that a lot of my work, all of my work, is derived from some previous source at some level and that what I’m doing is re-imagining something or shifting or transforming it slightly but always very much in connection to its source. I’m of the generation that doesn’t really believe in originality. It’s never occurred to me- this idea of, quote-unquote, originality being important."
- Josiah McElheny