EVE SUSSMAn

#89Seconds | Interview

BIO

Eve Sussman is a Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker. In the course of her career, her work has pushed the boundaries of cinematic experience, compelling viewers to actively participate in the invention of the story.

 
89 Seconds Atomized, 2018

89 Seconds Atomized, 2018

 

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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