retro-quotes: a series of germane remarks, by others, plucked from all over the place, and from all over the time - #3
"Quotation is no longer an operative value. Quotation only submits one's work to the authority of History and its "masters." A DJ doesn't "quote," per se. He or she wanders into History and uses previous works according to his or her own needs. This method might be similar to past ones, but the set of values that organizes it has changed: Nobody cares anymore about signatures as authority markers, we now live in a cultural space of increasingly fluid circulations of signs"
-- Nicolas Bourriaud, interviewed in ArtForum, April, 2001