"Tate Thames Dig" (1999)

"Tate Thames Dig," 1999
Mixed media, dimensions variable
Installation at Tate Gallery, London
Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

"I’m not interested in the virtual; I’m interested in the actual. I like to be in places and work with things to create a situation that is experiential. I don’t want people to see my work only through representations, through images. I want them to be able to move through the spaces. It’s important that things have a texture, a smell, a feeling . . . something that you can never capture from a photograph."

- Mark Dion