"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."
"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