ABOUT 89 SECONDS AT ALCÁZAR (2004)
89 seconds at Alcázar (2004) is a reimagining of Diego Velazquez’s legendary painting Las Meninas, transforming the image into just one frame of a meticulously choreographed, ten-minute faux cinema verité video.
After an archival dive into the circumstances and surroundings of Velazquéz’s canvas, Sussman recreated the royal salon in a Brooklyn warehouse. And working with a team of 35 (cinematographer, architect, costume designer, and actors among them), she transforms the moment captured in Las Meninas into a 360-degree live-action vision of artistic creation.
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