"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"’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