Filming Heintz & the Internet of Art

Everything is connected…whether our gadget of choice is a phone/ipad/laptop computer, we are embedded with networking platforms that enable us to transmit, ‘share’ and ‘curate’ our experiences. What has become increasingly fascinating about our journey as documentary filmmakers with satirical artist Suzanne Heintz, is observing the role, relationship and impact the internet has played in… Continue Reading


Truth, Dare & Mannequins in New York!

New Yorkers will have a chance to get up close and personal with Heintz’s satirical photography series next month – (see post in Daily Photo News Review). It is a remarkable moment in Heintz’s project, after 15 years in evolution from student project to multi-media visual arts fanfare – armed with the support of her familyquins.… Continue Reading


Vacationland with a twist

“The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.” – Susan Sontag Once you have pounded the streets of Paris with 100 pound of mannequins on your shoulders, and set up Kodak picture perfect moments in America’s favorite national parkland – well, anything goes!  As summer draws to a… Continue Reading


Sparkle of Independence

Happy 4th of July from the IMITATING LIFE production team and the subject of our documentary, Suzanne Heintz! (No mannequins were harmed in the making of this video, but may have been slightly singed!)


SPINSTER

“Is it I who imitates life in images with a counterfeit family? Or are we all duplicitous in this act of fraud when we live our lives recreating templated scenes not fully our own?” — Suzanne Heintz To Suzanne Heintz – a satirical artist who adopted her fake family 15 years ago – life is an endurance… Continue Reading