"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"I’m so resistant to the idea of nostalgia. I know that it exists in my pictures and in my film, but I feel like I work against my tendency to go back in time. Nostalgia can be an easy shot, just an easy recreation of another time or another mood. I think there needs to be more there."
- Laurie Simmons