"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #s 2 through 32 (Day is Done)" (2004-2005)
"It’s all about inversions of power...which is very typical of folk forms that perform carnivalesque functions- where you get to break the mold of how you’re supposed to act or look. In that sense, it’s analogous to the traditional social role of art in the avant-garde, but it’s a very restrained one. And I’m just trying to show that relationship between the traditional avant-garde and the carnivalesque social function of these folk rituals, as I guess you’d call them."
- Mike Kelley