About Neil Zusman

History:  Seventies and Eighties

In 1976, Act Requiring Maintenance, a mult-channel video installation featuring a live lizard and running water was presented at the Everson Museum in Syracuse. 

In the 1980's, single-channel videotapes, Boundary, Orbit, and Time Witness were exhibited internationally. Video Overlook Studios produced video programs for the Brooklyn Museum, Intar Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the International Sintesismo of Arts among others.

History:  Nineties

In the 1990's, after producing the autobiographical video work, Ephemeris, Neil returned to the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company after having helped start-up the American Dance Asylum Company as their filmmaker-in-residence in Binghamton in 1975.

Video overlook produced the arts in education documentary and database, Better Day, for Arts Connection.

Coded in Shockwave, two internet art interactive cinema projects, pulse.time and mouse.dance were commissioned and presented by Turbulence in 1997 and 1998 and are still running online in limited browsers. This and other online Turbulence works have recently been added to the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University.

As a production consultant for Enliven, a business unit of internet pioneer, Excite@Home, I produced rich-media internet ads with the creative departments of Ogilvy Interactive, Zentropy Partners and TBWA/Chiat/Day among others. These animated pieces were then displayed to millions of web users.

Curator of Exhibitions

In 1983, at CCNY's Leonard Davis Center for the Arts, The First Annual Artist and Computer show began and ran for nine years in different venues, ending with the Threadwaxing Interactive Show in 1992.   The Artist and Computer Show was inspired by the large-scale pop-up shows organized by the group Collaborative Projects.  The Artist and Computer shows presented artists' works that explored improvised relationships between the artist, computers and the audience.


Neil earned a Master's of Arts in Humanities in Media Study in 1991 and a Master's of Science degree in Library and Information Science from the University At Buffalo in 2007. In 2005, partnering with software vendor Imaginova on a special kiosk edition of Starry Night, he and Stiller Zusman produced a wild ride through an accurate database of the universe for young explorers. This is still running at the Ithaca Sciencenter as part of their permanent Mars and Stars exhibit.