"Chittenden Screen Tests (Second Set. Virtuous Woman: Mean Showgirl Lynching Retreat)," production stills (2005)

"Chittenden Screen Tests (Second Set. Virtuous Woman: Mean Showgirl Lynching Retreat)," production stills, 2005
Performer: Carolyn Shoemaker. From "The Chittendens," five or six channels shot on 16mm film transferred to video and projected as digital media, color, sound, variable length per channel (total length: 2 hours 13 min). Musical score by Sean Griffin.
© Catherine Sullivan

"The performers’ movements are not alienating in and of themselves. It’s what happens to those movements once they’re in the environment of a particular regime. It is to the regime that judgment is to be directed versus judgment being directed at the individuals within it. And that’s been something of a misunderstanding within the work."

- Catherine Sullivan