Viole Falushe, the Demon Prince, speaks:
Artists before me have conveyed their assertions by abstract symbology; the spectators or audience has always been passive. I use a more poignant symbology, essentially abstract but palpable, visible and audible–in short a symbology of events and environments. There are no spectators, no audience, no passivity. There are only participants.
— Jack Vance, The Palace of Love (1967)