"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."
"The five chapters of the story are about an organism that is changing, and the system that changes that form alters from chapter to chapter...It's essentially about an imposed will onto the state of the [cremaster] form, sometimes in a very abstract way, sometimes in a more literal, biological way. But it's basically a structural word. It's being used as a way to tell the story, and not as a way to define a biological system at all."
- Matthew Barney