Re/Lab Workshop with Jeanne Liotta: Promiscuous with Media

By in Workshops on October 20, 2015

Past Dates:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2-5pm, 79 5th Ave, Rm 1618
Friday, October 9, 2015, 12:30-5:30pm, 66 5th Ave, Rm 404

DESCRIPTION: A hands on workshop with artist and filmmaker Jeanne Liotta, who has dubbed herself ‘promiscuous with media.’ Here in the 21st century the contemporary artist has a wide spectrum of media materials and methods available to her from the concrete to the virtual, from analog to digital. Why choose sides when you can have them all? By deconstructing one of her own films that uses a variety of processes to think about the translation of a poetry into the moving image by considering content, rhythm, time and touch, we will experience working with text, drawing, Bolex cinematography, hand processing film material, vernacular rephotography, and composing via digital editing software, effectively inventing a hybrid media model as a modern form of thinking.


ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jeanne Liotta makes films, videos, and other ephemera including installed projections, works on paper, and photographic works. Her works encompass a constellation of mediums and interests often located at a lively intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy. Observando el Cielo (2007), her signature 16mm film of the night skies, was voted one of the top films of the decade by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, took the Tiger Award for Short Film at Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was listed in Artforum Top Ten Films of 2007. In 2011 Liotta was voted among the top filmmakers of the decade by Film Comment magazine, and in 2012 she received the Helen Hill award from the Orphans Film Symposium. Her works are exhibited internationally, including The New York and Rotterdam Film Festivals, The 2006 Whitney Biennial, The 2013 Sharjah Biennial, The Centres George Pompidou, The Cinematheque Francais, The Arthouse/ Jones Center in Austin, The Exploratorium in San Francisco, The Wexner Center for the Art in Ohio, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Cornell Astronomical Society, amongst other venues.

Sponsored by the School of Media Studies.

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