Eve Sussman works with film, video, installation and live performance. Her projects often experiment with narrative, improvised scripting, live editing and channelled movement. Past projects include live multi-screen theatrical events, ad-hoc performances in public space, single and dual channel films and sculptural installations. She often collaborates with Simon Lee. In 2008 they founded Wallabout Oyster Theatre, an ad hoc performance space run out their studio in Brooklyn.
Sussman’s recent endeavors include: her channeled dance piece Madison Color Theory, an experiment in the performance of geometric minimalism using live dance calling; Sudoku Sessions an improvisation created for lockdown; radioOradio a collaboration with Simon Lee and Algis Kizys that combined performance of a radio play with video installation.
Together Eve Sussman and Simon Lee, have made No food No money No jewels, a commission by the Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York. CollusionNoCollusion, a film and live performance in St Petersburg, Russia; Car Wash Incident, a multi-channel installation that presents as a recusive mystery; and What Lies Behind, a performance/installation that took the ubiquitous public cell phone conversation as a starting point. Performers “channeled” monologues of famous liars streamed to a surveillance control room hidden behind a functioning barbershop at an art fair. Previous iterations of the performance piece All the reporters laughed and took pictures… used spoken word choruses to create narrative interventions in public space.
Sussman’s work has been shown in institutions and festivals internationally, including exhibitions at The Reina Sofia in Madrid, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney Museum in New York, The Louisiana Museum in Denmark, The National Gallery in London, Leeum Museum in Seoul, Korea, and Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal. Festivals include: BAM–Next Wave Festival, Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Berlinale, and the Moscow International Film Festival. Her live-editing algorithmic movie whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.