Tina LaPorta

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LaPorta is a media artist who has been creating web-specific artwork since 1997. Ms. LaPorta has been an Artist-in-Resident at Ars Electronica's FutureLab (Linz, Austria) where she created her first web-specific work entitled TRACES. Traces has been included in many international festivals including SEAFAIR '98 (Macedonia), the International Festival for New Film (Croatia) and VIDEOMEDEJA (Bosnia). Other net works by Tina LaPorta have been included in the ALT-X exhibition, "Being in Cyberspace", the "Maid in Cyberspace" exhibition at Studio XX (Montreal), the "Sex and Consciousness" exhibition in Paris, as well as the Leonardo Electronic Gallery (MIT press.) Her work has been included in the Web Site for the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) and the Women and Performance On-Line Journal "Sexuality in Cyberspace." Ms. LaPorta has been invited to participate in several on-line symposia including: "Shock of the View," sponsored by the Walker Art Center, "POV Salon," sponsored by PBS Television Network, and the forthcoming "INVENCAO: Thinking The Next Millennium," conference to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. LaPorta has organized and moderated several symposia including "Women in New Media" for the 16th Annual Women in the Arts Conference at Rutgers University, presented her work at the Feminist Art/Art History Conference at Barnard and has given a lecture on Artistic Practice in the Network at Cooper Union. She also Moderated a panel discussion for the Women's Caucus of the College Art Association's Conference in 1994 which investigated the relationship between information technologies and representations of the body. LaPorta has also been an Artist-in-Resident at the Experimental Television Center (Owego, New York) where she completed her video short Camera Work which has been screened at the New York International Video Festival, The SoHo Arts Festival and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Other videos by Tina LaPorta have been screened at The Kitchen, P.S. 122, Art in General as well as Net casted via the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. During the 1996-97 season, LaPorta produced the monthly Television show, "CyberFemme TV," on Manhattan Cable Television. LaPorta earned her M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in 1994. Traces a web-based video installation exploring concepts of presence and absence within a digital context. This work is part of the Artist in Residence program at the Ars Electronica Futurelab (Linz, Austria). S H I F T I N G http://www.users.interport.net/~laporta a web-based work which explores connectivity and dispersed presence within a networked environment. Shifting has been included in the Alt-X exhibition: Digital Studies Being in Cyberspace. Translate { } Expression an investigation of the complex interplay between technology, the body, and female subjectivity. This work has been included in the Digital Body series held at the Leonardo Electronic Gallery (MIT). http://tinalaporta.net/