"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"The very personal things were in the old work, it was just really codified and it was hidden. Maybe it's time to start dealing with real life stuff. So that same kind of reflexive thing that was going on with the work before—that was me and these codified characters—then became me and my real biography. It's like, okay, deal with real stuff and just see where that goes."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock