SUZON FUKS is a director, choreographer and multimedia artist exploring the integration and interaction of dance and moving image through performance, screen, installation and online work.
Born in Brussels in 1959, trained in dance, theatre & music at Lilian
Lambert Academy (69-76) and completed her Masters in Visual Arts at La
Cambre (79-84). She has lived in Australia since 1996 and has been
co-artistic director of multimedia and performance company Igneous since its inception in 1997. http://www.igneous.org.au
She has directed 14 movement-based multimedia performance productions, created film/video-scenography for 18 productions, directed and edited 19 films and videos including 11 videodances, and co-devised 6 online interactive performance works. She gives lectures and workshops in tertiary institutions in Australia & Europe integrating video with the performing arts & fostering multimedia artistic collaboration, as well as tailoring workshops for community cultural development projects. Her work has been shown in over 50 festivals throughout the world. Since 2003, she has been researching and developing networked performance.
In 2008, she won the Green Room Award for Outstanding Video-Scenography in Theatre (New Form), was short-listed for Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent dance, was nominated for Australian Dance Award for Dance on Film and was a finalist in the ReelDance Awards.
In 1986, Suzon made the film-scenography of the Mandragore Theatre’s highly successful show The Strange Mr Knight, which toured internationally for 5 years, with more than 1,000 shows.
Her photographic exhibition Keeping the Light toured from 1997 to 2001 to seven capitals of the world, and her photographs are part of the State
Library of NSW and the National Library of Australia collections.
Suzon will be an Australia Council for the Arts Fellow from September 2009
to March 2012.