"With her work the artist proves that gesamtkunstwerk is the ultimate artistic expression. In her work a tension between life and death is staged to nearly tangible presence. We experience her work sensually on the performances in vast industrial halls, factories, stone-pits or on projections in full darkness, filled with sound or/and images that avoid any typological definitions. Experiencing her events leave deep sensual imprints on us. The images would appear to us in the true senses of this word. They appear to us as phantoms much later, after we are hardly able to remember the time and place where they inhabited us - in the sleeping dreams or the dreaming with eyes wide opened. Ema Kugler is a master of phantoms." (Jurij Krpan, Explanation of Prešeren Fund Award, 2008)