"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"In the early videotapes it’s just me as the artist making something very minimal, just using whatever was in the room, the architecture, the doors. Most of the tapes were very static—one action repeated over and over, or task-oriented. The performances and videos evolved through the ’70s. I went from being a male dressing as a female to covering my head with tape and butter. And then I start using wigs and costumes."