Susanna Carlisle studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. After years designing architectural projects and sculpture, she met media/video pioneers Steina and Woody Vasulka and fell down the rabbit hole into video.
For many years she has been collaborating with Bruce Hamilton to create video sculpture and installations. She works with composers (such as Joan La Barbara and Rahim Alhaj) to make video for installations and performances, and choreographers and dancers to develop experimental dance videos. Carlisle and Hamilton have been exhibited at venues in US, Europe, Asia and Australia and received funding from NM Arts, NEA, and Albuquerque 1% for Arts.
She has created architectural environments and sculptural elements for Woody Vasulka’s installations and assisted with the installation of Bruce Nauman’s sound and video works in the US and Europe.
Bruce Hamilton received his Bachelor of Commerce from Queens University (Canada) and a Master of Communication in Graphics from Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania.
For many years he has been collaborating with Susanna Carlisle creating new media installations and video sculptures. Their work has been shown nationally and internationally and received funding from NM Arts, NEA, and Albuquerque 1% for Arts. Since 2007, Hamilton has been assisting Bruce Nauman with the realization and installation of Nauman’s video and audio works in the US and abroad. Between 1994 and 2005, Hamilton assisted Woody Vasulka in the creation, programming and installing of Vasulka’s media/video installations throughout Europe, Japan and the US.