Jeanne Liotta and Ka Chun Yu February 7

Jeanne Liotta and Ka Chun Yu in conversation about Sharon Harper’s current CPAC exhibit of the night skies, From Above and Below.

Thursday, February 7, 7 pm
$5/$3 members and students

Jeanne Liotta: Prague


Jeanne Liotta makes films and other cultural ephemera including photographs, works on paper, projection performances and intimate installations. Her work, encompasses a constellation of mediums at a lively intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy, orbiting around her 16mm film of the night skies, Observando El Cielo (2007), which won the Tiger Award for Short Film at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was voted one of the decades’ best by The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Her works have been exhibited at the New York Film Festival, The Whitney Biennial, The Camera Club of New York, The Arthouse/Jones Center, Austin, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, The Robischon Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver among numerous other venues.  A retrospective of Liotta’s moving image works will open Spring 2013 at Anthology Film ARchives in NYC. She has taught widely and variously, at The New School  and Pratt Institute in New York City, The San Francisco Art Institute, and The Museum School, Boston. She is presently Assistant Professor in Film Studies at The University of Colorado Boulder, and is on the faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

Dr. Yu is Director of Space Science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He studies the most effective ways to use visualizations of astronomical datasets in both immersive and non-immersive settings, for education, as well as for inspiring and exciting the public.  He also works on software tools for efficiently creating scientific visualizations.

“My background is astrophysics (my PhD was on observational studies of outflows from young low-mass protostars), but have since ventured into the fields of computer graphics, astronomy visualizations and virtual simulations, virtual reality software, educational research, and all things fulldome (video planetarium) related.”