"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."
Production still from "Trenton Doyle Hancock: 'The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin''" (2013)
"With this work, I wanted it to keep that idea of torture. This character is in a predicament that doesn't seem comfortable; but, I wanted to give him some sort of agency that maybe he can get out of it—or he's on his way out."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock