From New York with Love (NY Premiere)
70 minutes | USA and Portugal | 2012 | Digital Projection
Directed by Andre Valentim Almeida (Portugal)
Wandering through moving images taken with a tourist camera juxtaposed with classic movies, From New York with Love is an essay on a foreigner’s evolving relationship with his host country.
Anita Pantin was born in Caracas, Venezuela and started her artistic career from an early age. At 13 she moved to Rome to learn classical drawing in a private studio. Pantin created visual art works, video, stage and costume design that were presented in Venezuela, Canada, Europe and USA, concert halls with both classical opera and contemporary composers. In the 90s Pantin moved to the United States and began collaborating with the ACTlab (Advanced Communication Technologies Laboratory) at the University of Texas, Austin. There, her fascination for the expansion of art towards new ways of representation was realized through work in digital media, placing her in the vanguard of digital art in Venezuela. Since 2005 Pantin has been living in New York where she continues to develop different media techniques, always incorporating into her digital work the lightness of the trace, the chromatic contrasts that were part of her oil paintings, silkscreens, set and costume designs. Her video installations, VJing, were shown in BRIC Rotunda gallery, Monkey Town, and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center – New York University, One Art Space. In 2009 Pantin was awarded The Venezuelan Artist Prize by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
Rita Barros has lived in New York City since 1980 and teaches Photography at NYU. She has a MA in Art in Media: Studio Art from New York University/International Center of Photography. and a BA in Photography from SUNY (State University of New York).
Her portraits and cityscapes have been published in many European and American magazines, including New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Nouvel Observateur, Elle, Vogue, Zoom, Expresso, GEO, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, Publico, Marie Claire, Le Monde.
Andre Valentim Almeida is a Portuguese linear/interactive filmmaker, documentary editor, professor and PhD candidate currently finishing his dissertation on Interactive Documentary. Andre has been teaching media production at the University of Porto and was the scientific coordinator of a major video training program at the newsroom of the Portuguese news agency. He was part of the first yearlong collaborative documentary program at the UnionDocs where he was then the Collaborative Studio Director. As a media maker his work has been screened at MoMA, IndieLisboa, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, TEDx Brooklyn among others. He directed/edited three feature documentaries -“The Quest of the Schooner Creoula”, “From New York with Love” and “Uma na Bravo Outra na Ditadura”- and he is now pre-producing two interactive documentaries.