voiceover from cd rom:
grandparents used to live in a small village near Tarnopol in Poland.
In 1939 the Russians took it over and it became part of Ukraine. After
the war began my father who was living in Paris went back to try and
find them but theyd already been taken away. Nobody knows exactly
what happened to them. I made this costume in 2005 to go back to the
Holocaust to try and find them. I made many failed attempts, sometimes
I ended up on filmsets, sometimes I ended up in deserted villages, I
visited several concentration camps but I couldnt find them anywhere.
All I had to go on was an old photograph of my grandmother which my
father had had colourised in the 1970s. My grandmothers name was
some reason I decided to wear this costume when I started visiting Freud
for my psychoanalysis, probably because it seems to bring out my paranoia
and it makes me more confessional but also rather defensive too. On
an early visit to Freud when he was still practising hypnosis I told
him that I was from a small village in Eastern Poland called Pinsk.
He said that was why I was so crazy, they were all far too introspective
there and most of them had an obsessional neurosis.
other times I wear this costume are when I visit the sets of certain
science fiction films for my research at the Institute. People think
Im probably one of the cast so it makes it easy to have a look