"My figures-the dwarves, ventriloquist's dummies-were, from the beginning, always conceptually oriented. I use architecture to give a "theatrical" frame of reference to the figure. I think we use the word "theatrical" to describe something that doesn't necessarily deal with theatre itself. (Juan Muñoz, in: Juan Muñoz, exh. cat., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington 2002, p. 146).