Monday, May 18, 2009
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[Image credit: Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation, Photographic still from The Rape of the Sabine Women (Disintegration at Hydra), 2005. Photo by Ricoh Gerbl, courtesy of the artists and Roebling Hall, New York.]
Artist Talk and Reception with Eve Sussman
Thursday, May 21st, 6:30pm
at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
New York-based artist Eve Sussman is internationally renowned for her provocative and lushly filmed videos that reinterpret themes from the history of art in distinctly new ways. A leading figure in contemporary video art, Sussman has transformed the medium through a use of lavish production values and stylized methods of filming.
Sussman’s critically acclaimed video, The Rape of the Sabine Women (2007), which she created with the multi-disciplinary artistic collaborative the Rufus Corporation, is featured in the IMA’s exhibition Adaptation: Video Installations by Ben-Ner, Herrera, Sullivan, and Sussman & The Rufus Corporation. Filmed in Germany and Greece, this ambitious feature-length video presents an epic retelling of the founding myth of ancient Rome set in contemporary times.
In her lecture at the IMA, Surveillance as a Narrative Device in the Motion Pictures of the Rufus Corporation, Sussman will share insights into her wide-ranging experiments in film and video.
Stay for a reception after the talk in Pulliam Great Hall from 8-10 pm. View the Forefront exhibition Adaptation, snack on light hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a cocktail from the cash bar.