Tina La Porta
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Distance
Net Installation

A web-specific work which explores our desire for communication, through connection and disconnection, via fluctuations in transmission and reception between geographically separated participants mediated by the surface of the computer screen.

This work has been a commission by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence site. It was made possible in part with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and as been chosen as a SEMI-FINALIST in the Arts and Culture category of the Fourth Annual Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Awards.
Technical Requirements: None

Bio
Tina LaPorta is a media artist who lives and works in New York City. Her most recent work has been created specifically for the internet as a continued exploration of female subjectivity within a global networked environment. In 1999, Ms. LaPorta received a commission for the creation of Distance, a web-specific work hosted on Turbulence.org (New York) with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Her work Distance has been chosen as a SEMI-FINALIST in the Arts and Culture category of the Fourth Annual Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Awards. Ms. LaPorta created her first web-specific work, TRACES through Ars Electronica's FutureLab Artist-in-Resident program. She has exhibited and lectured on her work internationally. Tina has participated in and moderated several symposia including "Women in New Media" for the 16th Annual Women in the Arts Conference at Rutgers University.