Interview with Morton Feldman by Bálint Andras Várga, Vienna, 1983:Morton Feldman: The one that explains what I am really talking about is Kierkegaard. He doesn't like the artist, because the artist is changing all the time. He doesn't trust them. He doesn't like the ethical man too much. He is always moralizing. He likes the religious man, because the religious man has only one mood. And I believe that too. I believe when my work arrives at one mood, it's as if I am praying. Which is another remark of Kafka's: art as prayer. To get closer to that thing that one is praying to.
Bálint András Varga: Again, one would have to define what you mean by prayer in this context.
Feldman: Prayer is getting close to that which does not exist. It is very much what I feel when I work.
Varga: To attempt the impossible, really.
Feldman: To attempt the impossible by concentration. Rather than looking for it.