About the Project
La Fura Dels Baus, a Spanish performance ensemble from Barcelona, Spain, employed spectacle, ritual, sculpture, music, and theater, for the four performances that comprised Suz/o/Suz at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. Attended by almost four thousand people, Suz/o/Suz invoked metaphors for historical human conflict, as it stems from the struggle for power.
Performers were submerged in giant water tanks, dangled from a complex network of harnesses and ropes, climbed two-story rolling towers, then dissolved into post-battle swirls of smoke. The performance was produced in partnership with The Kitchen, P.S. 122, and The New York International Festival of the Arts.
Photograph by Robbie Lourenco