"Chittenden Office (The Virtuous Woman)," production stills (2005)

"Chittenden Office (The Virtuous Woman)," production stills, 2005
Performer: Carolyn Shoemaker. From "The Chittendens," five or six channels shot on 16mm film transferred to video and projected as digital media, color, sound, variable length per channel (total length: 2 hours 13 min). Musical score by Sean Griffin.
© Catherine Sullivan

"When Bush was re-elected I was working on the movement sequences for 'The Chittendens' (2005). I was so disgusted with the political situation that I started reading Thorstein Veblen’s 'Theory of the Leisure Class.' That book framed for me a lot of the pathology that was very familiar, having lived with this regime."
- Catherine Sullivan