"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."
"At the end, we decided to take this character out of representation. So we set up a fireworks event called ‘A Smile Without a Cat’, blowing it up. And we decided to give the copyright to the sign, to the creature or character itself. I freed it from being represented. It cannot be represented any more. At least, it’s a transformation- not an end."
- Pierre Huyghe