Eve Sussman, ‘Atom #HIII (from "89 seconds Atomized")’, 2018, Video/Film/Animation, Digital video, 20 x 20 px resolution, 9m44s length, 2-channel audio, blockchain-based cryptographic certificate of authenticity, Snark.art
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89 seconds Atomized shatters the final artist's proof of Eve Sussman's acclaimed video 89 …

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Photographer and video artist Eve Sussman is best known for translating well-known painting masterpieces into opulent video re-enactments. The Rape of the Sabine Women (2007), a heady and extravagant 80-minute avant-garde costume drama, recounts the famous story of the Sabine women and references Neoclassical history paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, and Jacques-Louis David. More recently Sussman produced Whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir (2009–11), the title of which references Malevich’s painting White on White (1918). The work’s 30 hours of film/video footage reorders itself continuously according to a computer algorithm. “The algorithmic movie does something that’s a little bit like daily life,” she has said. “You can walk the same path every day—most days it’s not especially memorable—but every now and then something happens that’s incredibly memorable.” Sussman collaborates with the interdisciplinary group known as the Rufus Corporation, a collective of actors, musicians, and artists. She has been compared to artists as wide-ranging as Cindy Sherman, Julian Schnabel, and Matthew Barney.

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Eve Sussman’s 89 Seconds at Alcázar, a mesmerizing video re-creation of the painting of Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas (1656), was a breakout hit of the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Sussman has continued to create work under the rubric Rufus Corporation, her collaborative think tank and ensemble of performers and artists. Noted for their lavish narratives told through gesture and group dynamics, Sussman’s brilliantly shot and edited films combine lush imagery, shifts in time, definition, and speed, and art-historical allusions (2007’s The Rape of the Sabine Women references Neoclassical history paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, and Jacques-Louis David). “I am less interested in our specific ‘times’ and more interested in ubiquitous anti-temporal problems within which we are all trapped,” Sussman has said. “[…] It’s about things that are timeless—human emotions are not improved with technology or in the history of art.” Recently, Rufus Corporation has experimented with computer-generated sequencing to create more open-ended video works.

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89 seconds Atomized shatters the final artist's proof of Eve Sussman's acclaimed video 89 seconds at Alcazár into 2,304 unique pieces, to create a new artwork on the blockchain.

Each piece of 89 seconds Atomized is a 20 x 20 pixel video (an "atom") of Eve Sussman's last remaining artist's …

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Photographer and video artist Eve Sussman is best known for translating well-known painting masterpieces into opulent video re-enactments. The Rape of the Sabine Women (2007), a heady and extravagant 80-minute avant-garde costume drama, recounts the famous story of the Sabine women and references Neoclassical history paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, and Jacques-Louis David. More recently Sussman produced Whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir (2009–11), the title of which references Malevich’s painting White on White (1918). The work’s 30 hours of film/video footage reorders itself continuously according to a computer algorithm. “The algorithmic movie does something that’s a little bit like daily life,” she has said. “You can walk the same path every day—most days it’s not especially memorable—but every now and then something happens that’s incredibly memorable.” Sussman collaborates with the interdisciplinary group known as the Rufus Corporation, a collective of actors, musicians, and artists. She has been compared to artists as wide-ranging as Cindy Sherman, Julian Schnabel, and Matthew Barney.

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Eve Sussman’s 89 Seconds at Alcázar, a mesmerizing video re-creation of the painting of Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas (1656), was a breakout hit of the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Sussman has continued to create work under the rubric Rufus Corporation, her collaborative think tank and ensemble of performers and artists. Noted for their lavish narratives told through gesture and group dynamics, Sussman’s brilliantly shot and edited films combine lush imagery, shifts in time, definition, and speed, and art-historical allusions (2007’s The Rape of the Sabine Women references Neoclassical history paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, and Jacques-Louis David). “I am less interested in our specific ‘times’ and more interested in ubiquitous anti-temporal problems within which we are all trapped,” Sussman has said. “[…] It’s about things that are timeless—human emotions are not improved with technology or in the history of art.” Recently, Rufus Corporation has experimented with computer-generated sequencing to create more open-ended video works.

Atom #HIII (from "89 seconds Atomized"), 2018

Digital video, 20 x 20 px resolution, 9m44s length, 2-channel audio, blockchain-based cryptographic certificate of authenticity
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