"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"Sanya’s sister dies of pneumonia during the birth of her child (Pantomime 7/F)," production still (2003)
"In this work, we started with pantomime, thinking about it as a very reduced form of theater that required the actor to work hard to create a kind of ‘elsewhere’ with nothing else around him. These pantomimes were arbitrary. And because they were arbitrary they could be seen as brutal or mechanized and automatic. The movement style was an analogy for the cultural brutality that was part of the content of the work. If I look at all the works objectively, I think there are certain interests that I have in how the body might ultimately engage with a certain kind of mechanization."
- Catherine Sullivan