Artworks
Digital c-print; video still
2009
digital collage
2010
Engraved table
2009
Installation, engraved table (30” x 48”) and photographs
2009
Digital c-print
2014
digital collage
2015
Digital Print
35" x 38"
2013
Digital c-print
2013
Digital c-print
2013
Digital c-print; still for video
2013
Digital c-print; still for video
2013
video still
2012
Digital c-print
2009

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  • Susy Bielak updated the Artwork Test
    As part of Quake/Temblor, I collaborated with structural engineers at the UCSD SRMD Test Facility to program a record of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake on a seismic shake table, applying the same pressure and motion normally used to test the integrity of bridge bearings or scaled buildings to a replica of my grandmother's living room/dining room. * To see video, link to: https://vimeo.com/39811791 access password is vent1fact  
  • Susy Bielak updated the Artwork Blown Blind
    As part of Vientos—a project using the wind as a metaphor for turbulence and resilience in human relationships—I worked with dancers on several experiments involving artificial wind sources, including leaf blowers and power fans. Here, a dancer stands in the cross-wind of power fans while wearing a drawing/armor created with my breath. The battered drawings remain as ventifacts—artifacts shaped by the wind.
  • Susy Bielak updated the Artwork Still Life
    The kitchen table, representing domestic stability, takes on a primary role in Quake/Temblor. A substitute for the human body in scientific testing, the table also serves as both a canvas and printing block in two-dimensional work. Through the table’s transposition, multiplication, and deconstruction, my intent is to trouble this centerpiece of lived reality.
  • From the project Hotel Record, which explores the social dynamics of cities through hotels. This image documents the front desk of the Congress Plaza hotel, site of one of the world's longest labor strikes (2003-2013). The Congress evokes many of Hotel Record's central themes, including how labor manifests in hotels. In this image, global clocks offer an image of professionalism, but the impact of the hotel's own labor strife is evident in the clocks' lack of synchronicity.  
  • From the project Hotel Record, which explores the social dynamics of cities through hotels. This image documents the front desk of the Congress Plaza hotel, site of one of the world's longest labor strikes (2003-2013). The Congress evokes many of Hotel Record's central themes, including how labor manifests in hotels. In this image, global clocks offer an image of professionalism, but the impact of the hotel's own labor strife is evident in the clocks' lack of synchronicity.  
  • This triptych is part of Hotel Record, a project exploring the social dynamics of cities using hotels as central protagonists. Each aspect of the project pivots on a specific form: here, the lifecycle of hotels is rendered through association with the architectural affinities and labor echoes of one of its most perishable sub-constructions—the salad.
  • Susy Bielak updated the Artwork Lobby/Carpet fall
  • Susy Bielak updated the Artwork Flight
    Part of Vientos—a project using the wind as a metaphor for turbulence and resilience in human relationships—this piece is from the series of experiments in which dancers relate to artificial wind sources. Inspired by Quixote, Sisyphus, and slapstick, the wind sources take on the role of characters.
  • Susy Bielak updated the Artwork Blown Blind
    As part of Vientos—a project using the wind as a metaphor for turbulence and resilience in human relationships—I worked with dancers on several experiments involving artificial wind sources, including leaf blowers and power fans. Here, a dancer stands in the cross-wind of power fans while wearing a drawing/armor created with my breath. The battered drawings remain as ventifacts—artifacts shaped by the wind.