Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Jeanne Liotta

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2002, 2016

Jeanne Liotta was born and raised in NYC where she makes films and other cultural ephemera – including her one-cut newspaper collages, moving image installations, and live projection performances. Her largest 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 Film 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.

During her recent residency at MacDowell she was shooting the night skies with an augmented reality app, and editing footage shot in Rome for a project about our location in space inspired by the Renaissance cosmologist Giordano Bruno's L'Infinito (1584).

Her work has been seen widely and variously at festivals, museums, galleries, clubs, and science centers, i.e., The Whitney Biennial, The New York Film Festival, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Exploratorium, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Centre de Georges Pomipidou, CCCB Spain, MCA Denver, The Menil Collection, and Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, among many others. Her work is collected by The Museum of Modern Art, The Austrian Film Museum, and Harvard University. She is an associate professor in film studies at CU Boulder and is also co-chair of film/video at the Bard M.F.A. program.



Jeanne Liotta worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…

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