Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Sue Slagle

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Frederick, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Sue Slagle (SUE-C) is a video and technology-based. She uses a combination of photography, video, and programming in max and miniature lighting effects to create cinematic experiences live on stage. Past collaborators have included Laetitia Sonami, Morton Subotnick, and AGF. Her live films have been performed at SF MoMA, RedCat, San Francisco International Film Festival, and EMPAC. A self-named "textural technologist" she aims to strike a balance between handmade and computer manipulated imagery.

During her residency, she collaborated with Jibz Cameron on a live film and performance piece called Titanic Depression. They researched historical documents of the sinking of the Titanic, reviewed the James Cameron film, and found inspiration in the library, other Fellows, and current events. After brainstorming and road-mapping an outline of the evening-length show (to premiere at Pioneer Works, NYC in April 2021) the artists mocked up several scenes in the studio. While in residence the announcement of their 2020 Creative Capital Award for the same project, was made public.



Sue Slagle worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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