"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"In making the film, ‘The Music of Regret’, I did something that I’ve always wanted to do which is, literally, to bring my work to life. I got a chance to really revisit my work- the characters and the ideas that I dealt with for so many years that were just fleeting, still images or just a glimpse of a narrative- and figure out what would happen if suddenly I was looking at a photograph and the characters started to talk to me, or sing or dance. It’s a fantasy that I’ve had for a really long time, but I never really thought I would or could make a movie."
- Laurie Simmons