Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Lavatelli works in installation, performance, film and video to examine the portrayal of women, femininity, and expectations in cinema - how the cinema has fragmented realities and perceived female identity, specifically her own. She is interested in the gaze of the camera, the cut, and experiments in time and motion to suspend the construct, the female star in the very unreality of cinema, in order to foreground the moments which evince objectification.

Her work therefore is a gathering of cinematic fragments of herself, but by extension also the gathering up of the entire category of femininity, which continues to suffer from the codifying of the image in popular culture. She finds instability in women using sex and sexiness for empowerment, there is a conflict as women continue to become sex objects despite their "owning it" on the screen, in art, and in the streets.

"I am searching for the moment of transition" (the cut) "where when wearing red lipstick" (close-up) "while walking down the street I suddenly" (freeze frame) "become an object for viewing" (the gaze), "and is this a changeable reality?"

Artists

Shane Anderson
Robert Becraft
Susy Bielak
Crystal Z Campbell
Micha Cardenas
Mauricio Chernovetzky
Lili Chin
Ted Chung
Leigh Cole
Matthew Coors
Micki Davis
Noah Doely
Rob Duarte
Monica Duncan
James Enos
Kael Greco
Chris Head
Nico Herbst
Glenna Jennings
Merve Kayan
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli
Vince Manganello

Esteban Martinez
Dolissa Medina
Elle Mehrmand
Gretchen Mercedes
Charles G Miller
Jesse Mockrin
Zac Monday
Zac Kime Montanaro
Sheryl Oring
Clare Parry
Omar Pimienta
Brianna Rigg
Lesha Rodriguez
Louis M. Schmidt
Tim Schwartz
Jerry Truong
Yvonne Venegas
Julia Westerbeke
David White
Andrew Wilson
Suzanne Wright
Claire Zitzow