Susan has long dabbled with a mostly under-the-radar creative practice beyond filmmaking, starting in San Francisco’s queer arts scene in the 1990s. Her spoken word piece, “The Surgeon Haunts My Dreams,” written for the 1994 Illustrated Woman's Conference on Feminist Activism in the Arts, garnered her first attention in the art world. She later contributed as a scenarist and scriptwriter on Shu Lea Cheang’s Brandon, the first born-digital work commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum. Her short film, Christine in the Cutting Room, is regularly programmed in film festivals and gallery installations. More recently, Susan’s involvement in the arts has been confined to writing catalog essays for such exhibitions as Isabelle Bonnet and Sophia Hackett’s Casa Susanna, Carlos Motta’s Our Gods, Your Monsters, and the Hayworth Gallery’s Kiss My Genders.