The stories Eve Sussman and Anne-Marie Copestake tell never quite reveal themselves. They create worlds of anticipation and suspense. The links between people appear and disappear. Layers of thought operate in a philosophical space that weaves in and out of the imagination.
Eve's 'moving painting' DVD Serving the Milk (2004) is a close-up detail from her acclaimed installation 89 Seconds at Alcazar, a mesmerizing recreation of the moments leading up to and immediately following the scene portrayed in Las Meninas by Velásquez. "Any gesture, at any point, is interesting," notes the artist. "You can take any minute and a half from the whole [89 Seconds at Alcázar] piece, and it does the same thing. It's some moment coming together and falling apart."
In Anne-Marie's video installation Untitled (2000), a series of sentences chronicle one person's efforts to remove every trace they have left of themselves, every connection to other people. Fading in and out, a fleeting narrative trickles through over time both on the screen and on paper.