Jeanne Liotta - Film Studies

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Liotta - Film Studies
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Jeanne Liotta (b.NYC 1960) has been making films and other cultural ephemera since 1987 when she made her first super-8 film 'Blue Moon' for an international collaborative project called the Filmer's Almanac. Her interest in artistic collaboration stems from her early theatre training and work with The Living Theatre and Alchemical Theatre in the 80's, and carried her into a 10 year media collaboration with Bradley Eros, with whom she made films, video and performance until 1995. During that time she also worked with the noise/band art collective Circle X doing live film performances and artists book projects. Since 1996 she has been working independently in film and video, as well as other media including work for the Web, installation, and photography. She has received awards from Harvestworks, the Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds Program, Black Maria Film Festival, US Super 8 Film and Video Festival and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art. Her work is widely shown and has appeared at NY Underground Film Festival, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Viper International Film Festival, European Media Arts Festival, MIX Festival, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art 'Color of Ritual, Color of Thought: Women Filmmakers of the Avant-Garde 1943-2000', and The Sundance Channel 'Every Picture Does Not Tell A Story'. In Fall 2002 she was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. She was invited by The San Francisco Cinematheque to present a retrospective of her film and video works at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Liotta has taught at The New School, Binghamton University, Pratt Institute, Adelphi and Cooper Union, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Binghamton University and Pratt. Her film, 'Loretta' was screened at the New York Film Festival 'Views from the Avant-Garde'. In addition to her artistic work, shewas also a special researcher at The Anthology Film Archives on The Joseph Cornell Collection, and worked on a monograph on his films.