"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 notions of blackness linked to humor, blackness linked to the entertainer, blackness linked to the body- all of those things are embodied in or have been packaged with the caricature of the Sambo, the darkie, the pickaninnies, and products throughout early advertising, in the 19th century and well into the 20th century."
- Michael Ray Charles