"I use a lot of repetition. And it becomes a filmic way of talking because as you put the same image after the other, even though it’s the exact identical image, everyone sees something changing from one image to the next."
"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