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Catherine Sullivan

Five Economies (big hunt/little hunt)
May 05 – June 16, 2002

 
Catherine Sullivan
Five Economies (big hunt / little hunt)
Birdie Jo Hoaks/Helen and Annie style, 2002
film still from five-channel video projection
 

For the past few years, Los Angeles-based artist Catherine Sullivan has created performances combining installation art, dance and traditional theater dialogue. Sullivan refers to her work as second order drama, in which the dramatic process becomes the spectacle. The result is a hybrid theater in which there is a radical alienation between the body as a vehicle of perception and the body as a veyhicle of expression. Sullivan's quirky postmodern works, whose references range anywhere from Hellen Keller to Ted Nugent to Trisha Brown, are often steeped in emotional excess offset by choreographed movements ground in modern dance and sign language.


The Renaissance Society has commissioned a new piece which will incorporate video, choreography, set design, and live performance.

 

   
   
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