I think that one should defend the right of art, and actually of every one of us, to be eccentric, odd and even boring. That art is associated with society’s elite is a sociological fact. This does not mean that I as an artist must respect the same boundaries. For me art is a place where I have been able to work quite freely with issues that are not yet fully digested. Mainstream reality is very constricted. In art you do not necessarily have to follow fixed patterns, and the requirements for distribution are not as narrow and dogmatic as with film and television. But every field has its limitations, codes and power struggles. In order for interesting things to arise, these things must be challenged.
- Lene Berg