"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."
"’A Journey that Wasn’t.’ It’s called that because the journey happened . . . or did not. It was also kind of a mental journey, and maybe that’s the one I’m most interested in. I think of it as a process. The film is literally a process, a process of finding an idea and bringing it to light. You start with a hypothesis. If ‘if’ is my starting point, it’s that I’m trying to imagine that elsewhere- an island- should exist. I’ve heard that people say there is an albino penguin on this island. It’s a rumor; I’ve read about it. And on this hypothesis I take a boat, a real boat, and I try to find out if this hypothesis is true or not true."
- Pierre Huyghe