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Jeanne Liotta (New York City) is an artist and filmmaker who makes both single-channel films other cultural ephemera such as her 'one-cut' newspaper collages, moving image installations, and live projection performances. Her main body of work takes place at a curious intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy. Observando El Cielo, her 16mm film of the night skies was voted one of the top films of the decade by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, was Artforum's Best Films of the Year, was awarded the Tiger Award for Short Film at Rotterdam International Film Festival, Best International Screen at Images Festival, and Most Beautiful Sound Design award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her work has been seen in The Whitney Biennial 2006, The Whitney Museum Dreamlands exhibition, The New York Film Festival, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Exploratorium of San Francisco, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Centre de Georges Pompidou Paris, CCCB Spain, MCA Denver, and The Menil Collection Houston among others. Awards include NYSCA, The Jerome Foundation, The Museum of Contemporary Cinema, and The Orphans Film Symposium’s Helen Hill Award. She has written a monograph on her research into the Joseph Cornell Film Collection at Anthology Film Archives and is a long-time faculty member at the Bard MFA Program. Liotta is represented by Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, and her work is collected by The Museum of Modern Art, The Austrian Film Museum, The European Media Arts Collection, The New York Public Library, Harvard, and Duke Universities.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts Program 6 features Prof. Jeanne Liotta
Jeanne Liotta's tour de force projection performance Path of Totality spins the most ecstatic of the cinematic from the flickering loops and household objects to create a luminous show and tell that transmutates base matter to pure energy. Path to Totality anchors a program of discovered sights, found sounds, and meditations on the fragility of life and the inner lives of the inanimate. Reports from the world reinforce the urgency of our actions: forced, folded, and coaxed to motion.
-San Francisco Cinematheque
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