SUZON FUKS is an intermedia artist exploring the integration and interaction of the body and moving image through performance, screen, installation and online work.
During her Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship (2009-2012), she initiated & co-founded Waterwheel, a collaborative online venue for streaming, mixing & sharing media & ideas about Water, as a topic and metaphor http://water-wheel.net.
She coordinates the yearly Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium – 3WDS since 2012.
The last symposium opened by Ulay, spanned an entire week, with 42 sessions including more than 450 artists, scientists, activists, teachers & youth sharing their ideas about “Water Views: Caring and Daring” from 34 countries and 81 locations.
See e-book http://bit.ly/e-book_3WDS14
Statement: "As an intrinsically experimental artist I am deeply committed to making & developing art that examines, reflects upon, and helps us survive, today's disjointed worlds. Using the live body as a starting point, I focus on process, interaction and diversity, compelled by small human gestures that are shared across cultures and that communicate and reveal the depth and complexity of our human experience.
Water has fascinated me for many years. Researching networked performance, looking at meshing form and content, I observed that water’s fluidity, stripes and rhythms make links between graphic, choreographic, musical and cinematic forms. I come from a country in Europe where water is often considered a commodity and taken for granted as it rains a lot. For three years in the early 90's, I lived in a part of India where access to water regulated life. When I moved to Brisbane, Australia, I saw the city going through severe drought for several years and then big floods. These events made me more aware of water issues and the politics around water, and led me to conceive Waterwheel, an ongoing project open to all, for cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues and exchanges around the globe.
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