"Poor Little Sanya: Economic Parable" (2004)

"Poor Little Sanya: Economic Parable," 2004
7 black-and-white photographs, 8 x 10 inches each. Performers: Alva Loomis, George Ducker
© Catherine Sullivan

"My work has to do to a large extent with the nature of public address and public assembly as a way to get at something about social engagement which is abstract and doesn’t have to do with speech but, rather, with the combination of a lot of different phenomena. It has often been discussed in terms of body language or gesture. I think it’s actually a much more complicated series of issues, but it all boils down to public assembly, public address, public engagement, and interlocution."

- Catherine Sullivan