"Captain Tatarinov trembles from cold, shivers, and eats bad meat (Pantomime 6/E)," production still (2003)

"Captain Tatarinov trembles from cold, shivers, and eats bad meat (Pantomime 6/E)," production still, 2003
Performers: Carl Wisniewski, Michael Garvey. From "Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land," five channels shot on 16 mm film, transferred to video, projected from DVD, 21 minutes 48 seconds per channel, black and white, silent
© Catherine Sullivan

"If there’s an aspect of the work (if, for example, we have to make a costume for an aboriginal from the Russian arctic) and we need to make a decision, certainly there’s research we can do to say, "This is what an aboriginal from the Russian arctic looks like." But sometimes it’s okay if we just guess because it’s the guessing and making of mistakes that then say something about what we don’t know. And that is a kind of truth."
- Catherine Sullivan