We create those works for ourselves and our friends, and if the public enjoys it, that is only a bonus but that is not created for the public.
The work of art is a scream of freedom.
The great power of the project is that it's absolutely irrational. And that disturbs, angers the sound human perception of a capitalist society. That is also a part of the project, this is the idea of the project, to put in doubt all the values.
If some of our works are symphonies, then wrapped walkways was chamber music.
We chose the Arkansas River because it is so habitable there is so much human activity. Also, there is no screen of trees to block the view of the river and there are high banks
Everyone is gone. They are safe. For that, we are thankful
You need to spend time walking, ... You have cold air, sunny day, rainy day, even snow. Spend time experiencing the project.
It's not about winning. It's the enjoyment of doing it - it gets your brain going.
There will be many interruptions (in the fabric panels) for boulders, rock formations, vegetation, ... The fabric panels' width will be the same width as the water.
Now the fabric panel moves in all the directions very whimsically. [It] very sensually reflects the serpent-like character of the walkway system
People think our work is monumental because it's art, but human beings do much bigger things: they build giant airports, highways for thousands of miles, much, much bigger than what we create.
The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park.
Therefore, when we arrive in a place and talk to new people about a new image, it is very hard for them to visualize it. That's where the drawings are very important, because at least we can show a projection of what we believe it will look like.
But now, today, we don't know if Over the River is truly the next project to be realized, because something very nice happened to our life in November in New York.
Germany is an economic giant but a political midget, and with the end of the Cold War she has started to muscle her presence throughout Europe and the world.