"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."
"In ‘Streamside Day’, I was building a celebration. I was even building a source, a kind of mythology. Then people would play in this mythology in the form of a day off, a celebration, once a year. I organized the whole celebration from the parade to the concert to the food and speeches. In a certain way it’s a score that can be played again. It’s a program, and next year at the same time you just take out the sheet of paper and say, ‘Parade!’ and it will unfold. The film was just one way to grab the situation."
- Pierre Huyghe