"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."
"I have no idea whether they’re male or female. I’ve almost eliminated that as a category, although they still get gendered because of what they wear. It’s interesting, because race still exists in the work. Recently it’s come to the forefront a little bit more. These new characters have a wider range of facial coloring. I hesitate to call it race- because sometimes I think of them as having a skin condition rather than a race. Like when your skin gets burned, it turns a different color or has a different texture- somewhere between race and skin condition."
- Laylah Ali