Faculty and Staff
Barbara K. Lattanzi
Assoc Prof Interface Design
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Harder Hall 210C
Department: Expanded Media  
Personal Webpage: http://people.alfred.edu/~lattanzi  
Barbara K. Lattanzi

Barbara Lattanzi's films, videos, Internet art, and generative software works have been screened and exhibited widely, including venues such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Harvestworks-NYC, the European Media Art Festival, The New Museum, Squeaky Wheel-Buffalo, FILE Festival-Sao Paulo Brazil, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Museum of Modern Art. Her experimental software, "C-SPAN Karaoke", received an Honorary Mention at Transmediale, the Berlin-based international media art festival. Her early "net art" work is represented in Rhizome.org "Artbase" collection, Turbulence.org, Computer Fine Arts collection, the Moscow on-line software archive "Runme.org", and a gatepage for the "Artport" website of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Writings about Lattanzi's work have appeared in Millenium 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, among others. She has received grants for her work from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Experimental Television Center.

Artist's Statement

My media art practice for over a decade has focused on the construction and exhibition of what I call "idiomorphic software". These works of generative and interactive art include apps for video improvisation ("Unwriting" performance software), for the remediation of avant-garde structuralist films of the 1970s ("HF Critical Mass" and "EG Serene" software), for re-examination of the sing-along music genre as annotation and ideology critique ("C-SPAN Karaoke" software), for perceptual experiments that incorporate extended-duration structures for the moving image ("Optical De-dramatization Engine" software and installation). More recently, I have produced interactive and generative visualization software ("ALAALLL, a light at a level below" software and installation, "Voyage of the EmpreSS of RuSSia" software, among others). I continue to produce videos along with, and based upon, my original software. Some examples of more recent videos include "Howl", "Storming C", "Boat Yer Row Row Row", and "The Hole in the Sock".

I am currently working on a large-scale 3-screen video for outdoor projection, as one of the artists invited to contribute to an innovative curatorial initiative of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo NY.