Suso Phizer is a Philadelphia based artist focussing on video and performance work that studies social dynamics using therapeutic and theatrical techniques. The artworks can be understood in relation to the concept of the "here-and-now" in therapy, in which the present moment is persistently centered. The present moment is the axis of observation, unlike other forms of therapy, where for example the past is centered, discussed and analyzed. Like many forms of improvisation, in Suso's work, that which is alive in the moments of making: the flickers of emotion, the triggers of memory, the postures and words that are chosen, are the content. Suso is invested in artmaking as a container for experimental, healing-adjacent and learning-adjacent activities, in which play is privileged above predictability. She is also in the process of training to be a therapist through Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Suso is a student of Psychodrama, Tavistock Group Relations, Internal Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Group Process and she uses those techniques in her artworks. Suso has worked as an artist in Philadelphia, New York City, and St. Louis, Missouri for the past 12 years.

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