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    What The Source becomes, in a physical sense, is almost like this particle accelerator. There's all these different, discrete voices and ideas. If you just saw two of them together perhaps it might seem completely diverse and like, "Why do you have these two people together?" But as it grows and as it speeds up, it kind of creates a larger dialogue.
    — Doug Aitken
    tags: people  ideas 
     
    I'm not a journalist; I'm probably a horrible interviewer. The one small thing I have is I'm curious, and I'm interested in who I'm with.
    — Doug Aitken
    It might be David Adjaye talking about how the structure of jazz music informs his architecture, it might be the musician Terry Riley talking about how he thinks so much about cinema. I'd love to see more of a rupture between mediums and a flow between them.
    — Doug Aitken
    tags: music 
     
    Divisions between culture is not this precious thing, it's just this dirty beehive with things moving around, creating accidents, and violence, and harmony. It's this kind of beautiful mess, this matter.
    — Doug Aitken
    The compartmentalizing is so severe, that we kind of lose track. When you sit down to dinner with friends, you're going to talk about everything, sharing this polyphony of experiences, this spectrum of culture, and it's all cross-pollinating all the time.
    — Doug Aitken
    Our culture is just too comfortable in creating these kind of divisions between culture...
    — Doug Aitken
    tags: culture 
     
    You see someone like maybe William Eggleston. William doesn't even really talk about what he does; he just wants to make these images. He kind of hovers around a location and extracts these images.
    — Doug Aitken
    I am fascinated by the indecisive moment and the peripheral view.
    — Doug Aitken
    tags: moment 
     
    I think the idea of embracing the process, creating something, no matter how thin it is, that you can call a starting point - whether it's a word or it's an idea, or it's a little piece of narrative that you might base a film on - starting that journey of making the work. That's also something that every individual does very differently.
    — Doug Aitken
    tags: work  journey  process  film  ideas 
     
    I really like the idea of banality and repetition being used to generate the image, which are simple and unobstructed and not captivated by composition.
    — Doug Aitken
    tags: ideas 
     
    In sound design programs now, you can literally sculpt the sound on visual graphs. Sometimes the visual programs are even more interesting than the music that's making them
    — Doug Aitken
    tags: music 
     
    When you make work, the concept is the basis for it; all choices of aesthetics or mediums come later.
    — Doug Aitken
    tags: work  choice 
     
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