Eve Sussman: The Rape of the Sabine Women
A film screening and artist talk
Monday, September 21, 2009
The Paramount Theatres
713 Congress Avenue, Austin
Arthouse at the Jones Center, Texas’s oldest visual contemporary art organization, is pleased to announce the first-ever public screening in Texas of The Rape of the Sabine Women, with an introduction by the artist, Eve Sussman, and Q&A to follow.
The Rape of the Sabine Women (2006) is a reinterpretation of the Roman myth, updated and set in the idealistic 1960's. With the Romans cast as G-men and the Sabines case as butchers' daughters, this version riffs on the original story of abduction and intervention in which, after the founding of Rome, Romulus devises a plan to ensure the future of the Empire.
Conceived in an operatic five act structure, Sussman's work is the product of 180 hours of video footage and 6000 photographs. Filmed on location in Athens, Hydra, and Berlin, the 80 minute video features compositions by Jonathan Bepler recorded live on site that incorporate a bouzouki ensemble, a Pergamene coughing choir, and a chorus of 800 voices.
Official Website: http://www.arthousetexas.org/
Added by salvo cheque on September 11, 2009