Jeanne Liotta – Path of Totality



Films and live performance by Jeanne Liotta

Saturday, October 7 at 7pm

PA 58 (Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin)

Door: suggested donation 5 – 7 Euro

In person: Jeanne Liotta. All films will be shown on 16mm.

LaborBerlin is very excited to host an evening of films and expanded cinema by artist Jeanne Liotta. Along with some of her classic works on 16mm, Liotta will share her new live performance, Path of Totality. The work is a live projector performance made with a handmade 16mm loop, invented lenses, concrete and transparent objects, and engages in shadow play. Inspired by the total solar eclipse of August 2017, the piece explores visual concepts related to light latency, peripheral vision, and the cosmic imagination through a series of light and dark gestures.

Jeanne Liotta makes films, moving image installations, projector performances and other lens-based mediums. Liotta’s acclaimed 16mm film, Observando El Cielo, received numerous awards including the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was voted by The Film Society of Lincoln Center as one of the top ten films of the decade. Her works have exhibited in venues like The Whitney Museum of Art, SFMOMA, Centre George Pompidou, and are housed in collections of The Museum of Modern Art NY, Österreichisches Filmmuseum, among others.

Liotta teaches graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Bard MFA program in New York. Her films are accessible through Lightcone, Paris, and represented by Microscope Gallery, NYC.


Loretta (2004)

Eclipse (2005)

Observando El Cielo (2007)

Path of Totality (2023)

Live projector performance with 16mm film and invented lenses by Jeannne Liotta, with a soundtrack by Eric Baus, Phil Cordelli, and Oren Silverman.