Recently, I have been performing some much needed paper tape surgery on my rather dilapidated shadow totems, which were never intended to survive so long. Years of exposure to boisterous audiences, hazardous fluids, pigment, and all kinds of badly fitting packages, have caused limbs to drop off, eyeballs to dislodge, and organs to become adrift in a writhing sea of cardboard cadavers, bobbing with the severed heads of a very peculiar breed of creature.
Shaun Caton and performers in part 3 of his epic performance, “rainschemes for insomniacs: A kitchen stink drama”, produced by the Pacitti Company for SPILL Festival of Performance 2016. Taxidermy specimens kindly displayed by the Ipswich Natural History Museum collection. Photographs copyright 2016 by Julius G. Beltrame.