What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
It’s finished when you don’t have the strength or energy to do more.
LESLIE THORNTON: BEGIN AGAIN, AGAIN
Thornton exposes the limits of language and vision in her works, while acknowledging the ways that language and vision nevertheless remain central to scientific discourse and narrative in general.
History is an endless variation, a machine upon which we can project ourselves and our ideas. That is to say it is our present moment.
Even though I am French, I cannot think of one of these pictures being painted in France. Every one of them is American, from New York. I love this city, its clear-cut look, its sky, its buildings, and its scientific, cruel, romantic quality.
If you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided.
Home was never about a house, a great yard, or good weather. Home is about a place that makes you feel like you. Home is about it it’s about finding a location where you just fit.