In recent years, Julie Mallozzi has begun creating transmedia work to tell stories across the platforms of video, websites, social media, and physical spaces. Her art installations explore interactions of cultures and histories across time and space, and are shown in galleries, public spaces, and community settings.
TOUCHING HOME IN CHINA
An 11-site light and video installation commissioned by Harvard University in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The thirty articles of the Declaration were projected as “light graffiti” around Harvard’s undergraduate, law, and government campuses. A site-specific video loop on the long wall of the main library incorporated animation by Norah Solorzano and music by DJ Flack. (10 light projections and 4-minute animation loop, December 2008)
25TH & MISSION
A video piece installed in the laundromat where it was partially filmed. Projected on a hanging bedsheet for customers to encounter, the abstract imagery develops into a portrait of four tiny shops in a block of San Francisco’s Mission district. The shops are as diverse as their neighborhood: a Chinese-run laundry, a Salvadoran hair salon, a hipster tattoo parlor, an art gallery. They are linked by location and by their inhabitants’ loving attention to beautifying the surfaces they work with. (7-minute video projection, 2009)
An autobiographical video sculpture exploring the mutability of memory and the ephemerality of the small moments that make up life. The piece rolls through five seconds of each of the artist’s breakfasts with her family for an entire year. It is rear projected onto a sheet of mylar hanging by invisible wire from the gallery ceiling. (30-minute video loop on mylar, 2011)
A two-channel video installation that explores the idea of the body as a document onto which one's experiences are imprinted over the course of a life. A 60-year-old woman's body undergoes a remarkable transformation related to her geography, environment, and emotional state. This is a companion piece to the 71-minute documentary film Indelible Lalita. (2-channel video projection, 16-minute loop, 2010)