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Barbara Lattanzi

Barbara Lattanzi

American
Born: U.S.

Barbara Lattanzi is a digital artist whose films, videos, Internet art, and interactive software works have been screened and exhibited widely. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MAH from the Center for Media Study of SUNY at Buffalo. While living in Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1980s, she was the video curator for Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. During this period she also made a number of video works and installations exploring the intersections of still photography and film. In subsequent years she served as a visiting lecturer and artist in residence at various institutions and taught at Smith College before accepting a position at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, where she is now an Associate Professor. [1]

As she noted in an artist’s statement circa 2010, Lattanzi draws connections between old and new forms of time-based media. Her work includes software modeled on karaoke, early vampire movies, and 1960s avant-garde cinema. In addition to exploring parallels between past and present articulations of the moving image, she aims to bring these rarely screened films back into circulation. [2]

Lattanzi’s work has been exhibited at such venues as the New Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, FILE Festival (Sao Paulo), Transmediale (Berlin), the European Media Art Festival, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Harvestworks (New York City), and Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources. She has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Experimental Television Center, among others. Her projects have been written about in such journals, sites, and books as Boing Boing, Millennium Film Journal, Neural magazine, Cinema Video Internet: Tecnologie e avanguardia in Italia dal Futurismo alla Net.art (edited by Cosetta Saba), and Internet Art by Rachel Greene.

Examples of her "net art" work can be found in the Rhizome.org "Artbase" collection, and at Turbulence.org, Runme.org, and the "Artport" website of the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

For more information on Barbara Lattanzi, visit http://www.wildernesspuppets.net/.

 

[1] Biographical information adapted from http://www.alfred.edu/gradschool/faculty/profile.cfm?username=lattanzi (accessed 7/11/2014) and other sources.

 [2] Barbara Lattanzi, undated handwritten artist’s statemen, archives of the Burchfield Penney Art Center..