"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."
"’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