Eve Sussman, Production Still-Disintergration at Hydra, 2005
Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation are on the cutting edge of contemporary art – drawing from film, theater, dance and visual art to create interdisciplinary experiences. Their work, which references everything from Spanish painting to Greek modernist architecture and French new wave film, has been shown at galleries and museums around the world. This partnership between SMU, TCU and the Modern Art Museum of Ft Worth will bring two exhibitions, a lecture and a screening of a brand new work in progress to the DFW Metroplex in September of 2010. This project also builds on the inclusion of their work in the Dallas Video Festival in August 2010.
SMU: Meadows Museum
“89 Seconds to Alcazar”
September 12, 2010 – Dec. 12, 2010
The Meadows Museum is embarking on a three-year loan program with the Prado Museum in Madrid. The first loan (that of El Greco’s Pentecost) will be exhibited from September 12, 2010 to January 16, 2011. In order to celebrate this loan program the Meadows Museum has decided to curate an exhibition of works by contemporary artists inspired by the Prado including Sussman’s “89 Seconds to Alcazar”.
“89 seconds” is a single channel looped video inspired by the Prado’s Diego Velasquez painting Las Meninas
In conjunction with the exhibition Eve Sussman will give a lecture at the Meadows Museum on Sept 15 at 6:00pm and will conduct a seminar with SMU students that afternoon.
TCU: Fort Worth Contemporary Arts
September 10 – October 31, 2010
Opening September 18, 7-9pm
Originally exhibited at Winkelman Gallery in New York in June 2009. This exhibition includes a life-sized replica of the office of Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut as well as videos and a photo text piece. This is part of a larger work in progress, White on White – a 60’s era cinema verité thriller, inspired by Goddard’s Alphaville – that moves from Moscow to the Caspian. The starting point of this exhibition was Malevich’s painting White on White, beginning a chain of failed utopias including modernist abstraction, the Soviet Union, and the space race.
Modern Art Museum Fort Worth
Screening of whiteonwhite:algorithmicthriller w/ Q&A to follow
September 14, 2010, 7pm
This screening follows its theatrical premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The film will be powered by code, programmed exclusively for the project, that edits the film in real time culling from a server loaded with over 2,000 film clips, sounds, and narration. The guided nature of the code causes it to pull video and audio, based on voice over and tags written into the metadata of each file and the narrative. The movie mixes chronology, intertwining beginning, middle or end, never repeating the same way twice.