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Approaches, strategies and theoretical and practice-based research methods to investigate and archive video art: some reflections from the REWIND projects. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
LEUZZI, L., PARTRIDGE, S. and LOCKHART, A. 2019. Approaches, strategies and theoretical and practice-based research methods to investigate and archive video art: some reflections from the REWIND projects. In RE:SOUND 2019: proceedings of 8th Histories of media arts international conference 2019 (MAH 2019): sound, media and art; theories, histories, practices, 20-23 August 2019, Aalborg, Denmark. London: BCS, pages 274-282. Hosted on ScienceOpen [online]. Available from: https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/RESOUND19.41

This paper will discuss methodologies, approaches and issues, emerging out of three major research projects that have investigated early histories of video art in Europe: REWIND (2004 ongoing), REWINDItalia (2011-2014) and EWVA (2015-2018). The paper... Read More about Approaches, strategies and theoretical and practice-based research methods to investigate and archive video art: some reflections from the REWIND projects..

Il talento e la sorte: la liaison Edimburgo-Venezia dell'Italian connection di Richard Demarco. (2019)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2019. Il talento e la sorte: la liaison Edimburgo-Venezia dell’Italian Connection di Richard Demarco. Engramma [online], 162, article 3546. Available from: http://www.engramma.it/eOS/index.php?id_articolo=3546

This article aims to give an overview of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project, Richard Demarco’s The Italian Connection, based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, and to explore... Read More about Il talento e la sorte: la liaison Edimburgo-Venezia dell'Italian connection di Richard Demarco..

I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland: Alice e Kusama, di riflesso per infiniti specchi. (2018)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2018. I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland: Alice e Kusama, di riflesso per infiniti specchi. Engramma [online], 161, article ID 3524. Avilable from: http://www.engramma.it/eOS/index.php?id_articolo=3524

"How about taking a trip with me out to Central Park [...] under the magic mushroom of the Alice in Wonderland statue. Alice was the grandmother of the Hippies. When she was low, Alice was the first to take pills to make her high. I, Kusama, am the m... Read More about I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland: Alice e Kusama, di riflesso per infiniti specchi..

Madelon Hooykaas: virtual walls, real walls: gestures, signs and traces of change, resilience and urban acupuncture. (2018)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. and NEDKOVA, I. 2018. Madelon Hooykaas: virtual walls, real walls: gestures, signs and traces of change, resilience and urban acupuncture. Read more: Horsecross Arts journal for critical writing [online], 14, pages 4-14. Available from: https://www.horsecross.co.uk/media/1883/read-more-issue-madelon-hooykaas.pdf

Madelon Hooykaas (born Maartensdijk, The Netherlands, 1942) ought to be acknowledged as one of the most representative visual artists in europe for her enduring and pioneering experimentation in contemporary art. Since the 1960s, Hooykaas has develop... Read More about Madelon Hooykaas: virtual walls, real walls: gestures, signs and traces of change, resilience and urban acupuncture..

REWIND Italia: early video art in Italy = I primi anni della videoarte in Italia. (2018)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2018. REWIND Italia: early video art in Italy = I primi anni della videoarte in Italia. Engramma [online], 152, article ID 3346. Avilable from: http://www.engramma.it/eOS/index.php?id_articolo=3346

This article presents the book "REWIND Italia: early video art in Italy", edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge, and published in 2015 by John Libbey Publishing. The volume is the main output from the REWIND Italia project, which was funded by... Read More about REWIND Italia: early video art in Italy = I primi anni della videoarte in Italia..

Sulla re-installazione e l'esposizione di film e video d'artista degli anni Settanta e Ottanta: alcuni spunti su un dibattito critico aperto tra pratica e teoria. (2017)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2017. Sulla re-installazione e l'esposizione di film e video d'artista degli anni Settanta e Ottanta: alcuni spunti su un dibattito critico aperto tra pratica e teoria. Imago: studi di cinema e media, 14: Il paesaggio sonoro negli studi di cinema e media, 7(2), pages 217-232.

In the last decade, there have been numerous projects and studies focused on researching, recovering, cataloging and restoring the film and artist videos of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, both in Europe and the USA. These projects are symptomatic of gro... Read More about Sulla re-installazione e l'esposizione di film e video d'artista degli anni Settanta e Ottanta: alcuni spunti su un dibattito critico aperto tra pratica e teoria..

A polyphonic essay on memory. [Video performance] (2017)
Exhibition / Performance
ROSS, A., MEIKLE, G. and LEUZZI, L. 2017. A polyphonic essay on memory. [Video performance]. Performed on 9 November 2017, as part of the 9th North-East of North digital arts festival (NEoN Festival 2017): media archaeology, 7-12 November 2017, Dundee, United Kingdom.

Drawing from the REWIND Artists Video Archive and research project European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s (EWVA), a Polyphonic Essay on Memory is a performance, presentation, screening and discussion on the theme of memory. Each curator will u... Read More about A polyphonic essay on memory. [Video performance].

Mappe, liste e classificazioni: l’opera di Luca Vitone tra immagine e parola sulle tracce di Joseph Cornell e Georges Perec. (2017)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2017. Mappe, liste e classificazioni: l'opera di Luca Vitone tra immagine e parola sulle tracce di Joseph Cornell e Georges Perec. Engramma [online], 150, article ID 3311. Available from: http://www.engramma.it/eOS/index.php?id_articolo=3311

This article examines the fundamental relationship between word and image in Luca Vitone's artistic research and practice. In particular, it analyses and tries to assess the relationship between images (including photographs and maps) with specific v... Read More about Mappe, liste e classificazioni: l’opera di Luca Vitone tra immagine e parola sulle tracce di Joseph Cornell e Georges Perec..

The time is right for ... [Exhibition] (2017)
Exhibition / Performance
The time is right for ... [Exhibition]. Exhibited 2 August - 24 September 2017, Summerhall, Edinburgh.

Artists began to work with video from the late 1960s as a more accessible alternative to film. Although many of these artists are well known today, there are several women artists who experimented with video in the early years who have since been for... Read More about The time is right for ... [Exhibition].

3rd Media art festival (MAF 2017): l'arte che cambia il mondo. [Festival and exhibition] (2017)
Exhibition / Performance
3rd Media art festival (MAF 2017): l'arte che cambia il mondo. [Festival and exhibition]. Held 27-29 April 2017, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI Museum), Rome.

The third edition of the Media Art Festival was an initiative promoted by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale (Rome) to explore the new frontiers of art, media and culture. The festival was composed of an exhibition at MAXXI National Museum of the Art of t... Read More about 3rd Media art festival (MAF 2017): l'arte che cambia il mondo. [Festival and exhibition].

2114, la biblioteca del futuro: una conversazione con Katie Paterson. (2017)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. and SBRILLI, A. 2017. 2114, la biblioteca del futuro: una conversazione con Katie Paterson. Alfabeta2 [online], April 2017. Available from: https://www.alfabeta2.it/2017/04/23/2114-libri-sulla-fiducia-conversazione-katie-paterson/

This article reports on an interview between the authors and the artist Katie Paterson, regarding the artist's project entitled "Future Library". This project began in 2014 with the planting of 1,000 Norwegian fir trees near Oslo. The intention is fo... Read More about 2114, la biblioteca del futuro: una conversazione con Katie Paterson..

Storia dei media digitali: rivoluzioni e continuità. (2017)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2017. Storia dei media digitali: rivoluzioni e continuità. Journal of Italian cinema and media studies [online], 5(1), pages 126-128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/jicms.5.1.111_5

This is a review of the work by Gabriele Balbi and Paolo Magaudda, titled "Storia dei media digitali: rivoluzioni e continuità" ("History of the digital media: revolutions and continuity"). This book traces the socio-cultural history of three digital... Read More about Storia dei media digitali: rivoluzioni e continuità..

Self/portraits: relating narratives. [Film screening] (2016)
Exhibition / Performance
LEUZZI, L., CASALINI, G. and GEORGIOU, D. 2016. Self/portraits: relating narratives. [Film screening]. Performed on 9 December 2016, Visual Research Centre, Dundee.

This event was the sequal to the performative screening titled "Autoritratti" (2015). Self/Portraits: Relating Narratives weaves together the visual narratives of twelve international women artists or collectives, who have worked around questions of... Read More about Self/portraits: relating narratives. [Film screening].

Overnight: 24 hours into contemporary art. [Exhibition review] (2016)
Digital Artefact
LEUZZI, L. 2016. Overnight: 24 hours into contemporary art. [Exhibition review]. Posted on Arshake [online], 3 August 2016. Available from: https://www.arshake.com/en/overnight-24-hours-into-contemporary-art/

Dall'oggi a domani. Overnight. According to Tullio De Mauro's dictionary of the Italian language, "without warning, from one moment to the next". This expression, "stolen" from a small tapestry by Alighiero Boetti, provides the title for a fascinatin... Read More about Overnight: 24 hours into contemporary art. [Exhibition review].

Early women artists' video art in Italy: an overview. (2016)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2016. Early women artists' video art in Italy: an overview. n.paradoxa [online], 38: polemics / contestations, pages 66-73. Available from: https://www.ktpress.co.uk/nparadoxa-volume-details.asp?volumeid=38

This article examines the role of Italian women artists in the setting up of video art initiatives in Italy. It begins by comparing it to the situation in the UK and the experience of Elaine Shemilt (see Felicity Sparrow's interview in n.paradoxa, vo... Read More about Early women artists' video art in Italy: an overview..

Embracing the ephemeral: lost and recovered video artworks by Elaine Shemilt from the 70s and 80s. (2016)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2016. Embracing the ephemeral: lost and recovered video artworks by Elaine Shemilt from the 70s and 80s. Arabeschi: rivista internazionale di studi su letteratura e visualità [online], 7, pages 86-98. Available from: http://www.arabeschi.it/embracing-the-ephemeral-lost-and-recovered-video-artworks-by-elaine-shemilt-from-70s-80s/

This article explores Elaine Shemilt's video artworks from the 1970s and early 1980s. Generally known as a printmaker, Shemilt started to use video in 1974 as part of her installation and performance work. Shemilt aimed to use video - a relatively ne... Read More about Embracing the ephemeral: lost and recovered video artworks by Elaine Shemilt from the 70s and 80s..

The leading thread: video, media, installation: a conversation with Federica Marangoni. (2016)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. and SHEMILT, E. 2016. The leading thread: video, media, installation: a conversation with Federica Marangoni. Media-N: journal of the New Media Caucus [online], 12(1): Mestizo technology: art, design and technoscience in Latin America, pages 128-131. Available from: http://median.newmediacaucus.org/mestizo-technology-art-design-and-technoscience-in-latin-america/the-leading-thread-video-media-installation-a-conversation-with-federica-marangoni/

Federica Marangoni is an important Italian media artist and designer based in Venice. She is a pioneer of video, performance and installation in Italy. Marangoni's exhibition "Il filo conduttore = The leading thread" (2015, held at Ca'Pesaro Internat... Read More about The leading thread: video, media, installation: a conversation with Federica Marangoni..

Autoritratti. [Film screening] (2015)
Exhibition / Performance
LEUZZI, L. and CASALINI, G. 2015. Autoritratti. [Film screening]. Performed on 11 December 2015, as part of the Now You Can Go programme, 10-13 December 2015, The Showroom, London.

Autoritratti was a performative screening. It employed different methodological tools, including dialogue, autobiography, cross-genre and fragmented narratives. The approach was inspired by Italian feminist thinker Carla Lonzi and her book Autoritrat... Read More about Autoritratti. [Film screening].

Interventions, productions and collaborations: the relationship between RAI and visual artists. (2015)
Journal Article
LEUZZI, L. 2015. Interventions, productions and collaborations: the relationship between RAI and visual artists. Journal of Italian cinema and media studies [online], 3(1-2), pages 155-170. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/jicms.3.1-2.155_1

On 17 May 1952, before RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana Studios began their regular broadcast from Milan, the Spatialist painter and sculptor Lucio Fontana broadcast his own experimental 'artwork' on Italian television, beginning a fruitful relationship... Read More about Interventions, productions and collaborations: the relationship between RAI and visual artists..