Eva Lee at the Big Screen Plaza

As part of LISA’s partnership with the Big Screen Plaza, we will be showing excerpts from one of Eva Lee‘s works during the month of July on the Big Screen at the Eventi Hotel at 30th and 6th in Manhattan.  We are excited that Eva is working with us for this project.


Eva Lee is an experimental filmmaker working in digital animation and drawing.  Trained as a painter (BA, Bard College; MFA Hunter College) she later began working with moving images to better express ideas inspired by science and philosophy.  Her work has been described as “hypnotic” depictions of the “awesome infinities and minutiae of the cosmos.” (New York Times)

Her ongoing interest in the nature of mind has led to animating neuroscientific data on the brain basis of emotions as 3D landscapes.  In addition to this and other short experimental films, Eva Lee’s repertoire includes original drawings, digital video installations, and archival prints of stills from animations.  Her work has been on view at The deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; BBC Big Screen, Liverpool, England; The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.  Recent awards include fellowships from the Asian Cultural Council, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, and The MacDowell Colony.  Her first film, The Liminal Series (2004-2006, 24min 52sec) will soon be available on DVD through Tribeca Film Institute’s Reframe Collection.

Artist’s Statement

I am indebted to Dr. Seuss for his story “Horton Hears a Who,” which first gave me the idea as a child that worlds may exist though we can not perceive them.  What a concept!  Reality may not be what it seems. This cracked open my imagination.

As an artist, I am inspired by what lies at the threshold of perception. I wonder about the unseen, the impalpable, the barely conceivable. Things like the jostling of subatomic particles, the spaces between cells, what mind is, how we understand phenomena, fascinate me.


Lux Flux, 2011 (6 min)

Portrait of a city presented as a living system of lights, colors, sights, and sounds, morphing forms which suggest ongoing life cycles, with day passing into night and back again.  Commissioned by the City of Tampa for Lights on Tampa 2011, an award-winning biennial public art event featuring new media art. This work is displayed on the Portal, permanent onsite digital screens installed along the Riverwalk.  Sound by Chris McKenna.

Winter’s Veil, 2007 (8 min 11 sec)

Beneath a curtain of snow, an imaginary microscopic world emerges and transforms into other entities. This work was originally exhibited as a digital video installation projected on a mirror, referencing a through-the-looking-glass alternate reality.  Silent.


July’s Leaders in Software and Art choices (a 60-min. loop), including works by Anne Spalter, Mark Stock, Kenji Williams, Eva Lee, and Asya Reznikov, will show on the Big Screen at the following times (schedule subject to change.  Please check schedule at http://bigscreenplaza.com before attending).

Friday 7/1 – 9AM
Sunday 7/3 – 9AM, 10AM
Tuesday 7/5 – 9AM, 10AM
Wednesday 7/6 – 7PM
Thursday 7/7 – 12PM, 1PM, 9PM
Friday 7/15 – 9AM
Sunday 7/17 – 9AM, 10AM
Tuesday 7/19 – 9AM, 10AM
Thursday 7/20 – 12PM, 1PM
Friday 7/29 – 9AM
Sunday 7/31 – 9AM, 10AM