"I use a lot of repetition. And it becomes a filmic way of talking because as you put the same image after the other, even though it’s the exact identical image, everyone sees something changing from one image to the next."
"I was interested in creating a ritual that the people in the town would actually celebrate because it’s based on what they share. On a more abstract level, what interested me was to find the coefficient- the part of the fiction that was contained within the particular situation. I’m always doing that- trying to amplify the part of fiction that is contained in a reality, in a given situation. I was trying to find where the potential was in this new town. I was not interested in filming the reality as it was given. And I’m not interested in building fiction. What I am interested in is setting up a reality, building a situation, constructing a world, and documenting it."
- Pierre Huyghe