faculty profile

Kerry Laitala
Visting Faculty
Film

Media archeologist Kerry Laitala is an award-winning moving image artist who uses analog, digital, and hybrid forms to investigate ways in which media influences culture at large. Laitala’s work resides at the intersection between science, technology, and her uncanny approach to evolving systems of belief through installation, photography, performance, kinetic sculpture, and single channel forms. She continues to explore expanded cinema territories to create cinematic sculptures that extend into the space. A recent foray, The Color Red Bleeds Blue, utilizes her invention, the Chromacinekaleidoscope, to spray shards of pure color onto the screen, making the intangible tangible.

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • Open Space | Cinecenta | Deluge Contemporary Art - Retrospective, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, British Columbia, 2011
  • Archeologie des Fantomes - Retrospective, Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France, 2010
  • Abandon Normal Devices - 3D Installation & Expanded Cinema Performance, Green House Gallery, Manchester, England, 2010
Selected Publications: 

The Flickerings of Angel Beach, San Francisco Cinematheque Monograph, November 2001

Education: 
  • MFA, Film, San Francisco Art Institute
  • BFA, Film and Photography, Massachusetts College of Art