"the self that Trio A instantiates is not one that merely says no; it also is desirous; it is contingent; it is relational and sensitive to its proximities to others; it does not take itself too seriously. In fact, Rainer has said that her ‘No Manifesto’ has haunted her, and that she ‘wishes it could be buried.’ She once told me that she should have written a Yes manifesto.
In the wake of learning Trio A, here is my provisional version of what such a manifesto would look like: yes to looking to the past for a way to endure the present, yes to inventing mediums and yes to creating new muscle memories and yes to alternative models of transmitting knowledge and yes to potential humiliation and yes to possible failure and yes to passion and yes to aging and yes to the messiness of contemporary art history as an uncertain and vital and undefined platform and yes to queer temporalities and yes to desirous histories and, finally, yes to bowing. “
Julia Bryan-Wilson, “Practicing Trio A,” October, Vol. 140 (Spring 2012), p. 74.