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Fiction Against Reality

Fiction Against Reality FICTION AGAINST REALITY The Rufus Corporation interviewed by Jill Conner F or the past decade Eve Sussman has sought to capture cinema verité within various film, video and installation pieces. In 1997 she launched Ornithology, which was a surveillance projection of birds living outside of the gallery space. Later that year, Sussman participated in the 5th International Istanbul Biennial and wired the city’s entire subway system with cameras. By 2003 the artist successfully moved beyond the confines of artifice and combined her fascination with random interrelationships in 89 Seconds at Alcazar, which was a film projection of Diego Velázquez’s world-renowned painting Las Meninas. Following the debut of 89 Seconds at Alcazar at the Whitney Biennial the following year, Sussman founded the Rufus Corporation, an interdisciplinary performance group that consists of 22 members. Rufus continues its quest to capture disarming realism, rendered through the paradigm of the short motion picture. This interview with Helen Pickett, Anette Previtti, Walter Sipser, Eve Sussman, Jeff Wood, and Sofie Zamchick was taped in February 2005 while Rufus was working on The Rape of the Sabine Women, a film inspired by the myth portrayed in Jacques Louis David’s 1799 painting. CONNER: Your previous work http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2005 Jill Conner
Subject
Interview
ISSN
1520-281X
eISSN
1537-9477
DOI
10.1162/152028106775329598
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Abstract

FICTION AGAINST REALITY The Rufus Corporation interviewed by Jill Conner F or the past decade Eve Sussman has sought to capture cinema verité within various film, video and installation pieces. In 1997 she launched Ornithology, which was a surveillance projection of birds living outside of the gallery space. Later that year, Sussman participated in the 5th International Istanbul Biennial and wired the city’s entire subway system with cameras. By 2003 the artist successfully moved beyond the confines of artifice and combined her fascination with random interrelationships in 89 Seconds at Alcazar, which was a film projection of Diego Velázquez’s world-renowned painting Las Meninas. Following the debut of 89 Seconds at Alcazar at the Whitney Biennial the following year, Sussman founded the Rufus Corporation, an interdisciplinary performance group that consists of 22 members. Rufus continues its quest to capture disarming realism, rendered through the paradigm of the short motion picture. This interview with Helen Pickett, Anette Previtti, Walter Sipser, Eve Sussman, Jeff Wood, and Sofie Zamchick was taped in February 2005 while Rufus was working on The Rape of the Sabine Women, a film inspired by the myth portrayed in Jacques Louis David’s 1799 painting. CONNER: Your previous work

Journal

PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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