Andrea Zittel

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A to Z – Living Unit, 1994 © Andrea Zittel 

“What makes us feel liberated is not total freedom, but rather living in a set of limitations that we have created and prescribed for ourselves.”

“One of the main things that I have been wondering about is how one can actually live a liberated life, or if this is even possible. My idea right now is that perhaps the only real way to liberate oneself is to slip in between the cracks of larger authoritative systems.

“It interests me how often we do this by making smaller, more enclosed systems that are even more restrictive than those in the outside world. You can become so cocooned in these little self-invented structures that you almost believe the larger systems don’t actually exist anymore.”

Andrea Zittel

Escondido, Stati Uniti, 1965