We sat down with Eve Sussman to discuss her upcoming debut on Snark.art, 89 seconds Atomized, a re-invention of her acclaimed video artwork, 89 Seconds at Alcázar.
About 89 seconds Atomized:
89 Seconds at Alcázar is a continuous seamlessly looping video that imagines that space and the characters in Diego Velazquez’s painting Las Meninas. It was first shown at the 2004 Whitney Biennial. All editions of the piece are in museums (MoMA, Whitney) or private collections. Sussman is now appropriating her last artist proof to make a new work: 89 seconds Atomized, and presenting it to the crypto community via an interactive project on the blockchain in collaboration with Snark.art.
About Eve Sussman:
Eve Sussman works with film, video and installation. Her work runs the gambit from small gauge analogue film and multi-camera surveillance operations to hi-def film/video productions. In an attempt to re-invent and push the envelope of the form much of her work experiments with narrative and addresses the question: “What is a movie?”. She often collaborates with performers, musicians and programmers, sometimes under the name Rufus Corporation. Rufus Corporation works include: 89 seconds at Alcazar, The Rape of the Sabine Women, whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir and Yuri’s Office. Together with Simon Lee, Sussman co-founded the Wallabout Oyster Theatre, a micro theatre space in Brooklyn. Sussman and Lee are also as producing for Jack+Leigh Ruby, two reformed criminals, now making art. Sussman’s work has been shown in institutions and film festivals internationally. 89 seconds at Alcazar is in the collections of the MoMA, the Whitney and the Leeum–Samsung Museum in Seoul. whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.