About

Latitude 14 makes work that excavates the memory of objects and blurs the boundaries of concert, theater, cinema, and installation. Founding artists: Christina Campanella, Mallory Catlett, Stephanie Fleischmann, and Peter Norrman.

Works: Red Fly/Blue Bottle, a multimedia music-theater work about a secret war, premiered at HERE Arts Center in NYC in 2009. The piece subsequently toured to the Noorderzon Festival in Groningen, NL, in 2009 and EMPAC, in Troy, NY in 2010. Tindera cinematic song cycle, premiered at the Exit Festival in Creteil, France, in 2009. Works in development: Parts Are Extra and Songs for a Drowned World.

Latitude 14 has received support from HARP, Here Artists Residency Program, and residencies at Digital Performance Institute, the Chocolate Factory, and Chashama, with the support of the New York State Music Fund, the Tobin Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, NYSCA Individual Artists program, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the David Bohnett Foundation, the Experimental Television, Center, CAP, Meet the Composer, LMCC’s Swing Space, and many generous individuals.

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Black-Eyed Susan, RED FLY/BLUE BOTTLE, © Julien Lourdes

Affiliated artists: Mirit Tal, Jim Findlay, Miranda k. Hardy, Olivera Gajic, Jesse Hawley, Black-Eyed Susan, Chris Lee, Erich Schoen-René, Sammy Baker, Josh Higgason, Jeremy Wilson, Charles Shell.

Founding Artist Bios

Christina Campanella is a composer and performer whose works fuse music composition with sound design. She creates cinematic soundscapes and deconstructed art songs for theater, experimental film, and installation. As a resident artist at HERE Arts Center 2006-09 she developed Red Fly/Blue Bottle (HERE ’09, Noorderzon ’09, EMPAC ’10), and Tinder (EXIT Creteil ’09, HERE ’10). Current: music for multiplatform sound-cinema project Parts Are Extra, co-created with filmmaker/visual artist Peter Norrman (2011 NYSCA Film, Media, New Technologies) and Songs for a Drowned World, with writer Stephanie Fleischmann. Presented 7 experimental shorts live in Feb ’12 (Culturemart, HERE); 2 shown in “The Balance” (LMCC Oct ’11–Feb ’12). In Nov ’11, her live-sound installation Breathe was featured in “Kinetic Mandala”, a retrospective of machine art by Arthur Ganson at Ramapo College’s Kresge Gallery. Her tape-loop installation and audio blog The Thing Itself ran continuously with changing content at HERE from 2008–9. She was an artist in residence at Whitman College, April ’10: Composer/Musical Director The Secret Lives of Coats (by Stephanie Fleischmann). She has performed in opera and theater works by Phil Soltanoff, Richard Foreman, Theodora Skipitares, Toni Dove, Jim Findlay, Mallory Catlett, John Jahnke, and Joe Diebes (Botch premiere 2013, HERE; Wow: an Opera Based on the Story of Milli Vanilli, premiere 2014). Films: Satan Hates You, The Off Season, The Addiction. Music: Five Dollar Priest, Parker & Lily, Rebecca Moore. Touring: Theatre Garonne (Toulouse), Fusebox (Austin), Fin de Siecle (Nantes), Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), Long Beach Opera (CA), and music venues throughout the US and Europe. Support/ development: NYSCA, New York State Music Fund, American Music Center, Meet the Composer, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Tobin Foundation, DPI, Mabou Mines.

Mallory Catlett is a director and dramaturg who works closely with a handful of theatrical enterprises: Latitude 14 (Tinder and Red Fly/Blue Bottle), Banana Bag & Bodice (Gulag Haha, The Young War, Panel.Animal, The Sewers, The Fall and Rise of the Rising Fallen, Beowulf, and Space//Space), Aaron Landsman (Patient Boy and City Council Meeting) and Juggernaut Theatre Company (Oh What War, The First 100 Years & Hair Blood Vinyl). NYC premieres: HERE Arts Center,
The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, PS122, and Collapsable Hole. Also: Culture Mart, COIL Prelude Festival. Regional: American Repertory Theater (Boston), ASU Gammage (Tempe), DiverseWorks (Houston), Zspace (SF). International: Adelaide Festival (upcoming), Cafe du Toc Toc (Montreal), Kilkenny Arts Festival (Ireland), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Dublin Fringe (Ireland), Exit Festival (Creteil, France) and Noorderzon Festival (Groningen, NL). Artistic Director of Restless Productions NYC, a nascent theatrical outfit that excavates the classical repertoire: As You Like It: Restless in Arden, set site-specifically in an abandoned building and performed by a group of squatters; a site-specific Richard II (called R ii) for 3 men; Uncle Vanya, played by 4 actors in their 60s (upcoming, the Chocolate Factory). She has also worked on plays by Thomas Bradshaw, Sergi Belbel, Naomi Wallace, Normand Chaurette, Xiemena Escalante, and Guillem Clua, and Chekhov, Pinter, Moliere, Brecht, and Shakespeare. 2006 SOHO REP writers/directors lab, 2006 Ontological Incubator resident, HERE Artist-in-Residence from 2004-09. Her work has been funded by NYS Council for the Humanities, the NY State Music Fund, NYSCA, Chashama, LMCC (MCAF and Swing Space Grants), Abrons Arts Center, Puffin, Digital Performance Institute, Edith Lutyens and Bel Geddes, Tobin Theatre Fund, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Strickland Family Fund, Greenwall Foundation, MAP Fund, NYSCA Individual Artist Commission (Oh What War & Vanya), NEFA, Jerome and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Stephanie Fleischmann is a playwright and librettist whose texts serve as blueprints for intricate three-dimensional sonic and visual worlds. A “neo Emily Dickinson” (Backstage) and “a writer who can conjure something between a dreamy road movie and a theatrical coming-of-age tale, and piece these elements together in the style of a jagged ballad for guitar” (Chicago Sun Times), she is an alumnus of New Dramatists and a former Playwrights Center Core Writer. She received a 2008 NYSCA Individual Artist Theater Commission for her libretto for Red Fly/Blue Bottle, music by Christina Campanella (Latitude 14: HERE, NYC; Noorderzon, NL; EMPAC, Troy, NY). Additional support for Red Fly: New York State Music Fund, Greenwall, Tobin and Bohnett Foundations, LMCC Swingspace, Mid-Atlantic TK. She is currently developing Songs for a Drowned World with composer/performer Christina Campanella. Other grants/awards include: London Arts Council (Tally Ho; NYLon Productions), NEA Opera/Music-Theater Commission (Far Sea Pharisee, music by Miki Navazio), 2 NYFA Fellowships, Whitfield Cook Award (Eloise & Ray, New Georges, “Voice Season Highlight”), Frederic Loewe Award (The Hotel Carter, music by Jenny Giering), Philadelphia Theatre Initiative/Pew Charitable Trust (The Street of Useful Things), Anna Sosenko Assist Trust (The Secret Lives of Coats, music by Campanella). Currently a 2nd-year resident artist at American Lyric Theater, where she has been commissioned to write a new opera with composer Jeremy Howard Beck based on The Long Walk by Brian Castner. She was a 2010 Resident artist at Whitman College and the 2000 Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting at University of the South (Sewanee). Other residencies: MacDowell, HARP, Hedgebrook, Mabou Mines/Suite, DPI, Chocolate Factory, Chashama. Her work has been developed and presented internationally and across the U.S. International: London’s Roundhouse Studio (NYLon); Exit Festival, Creteil (Latitude 14’s TINDER); Forum of Contemporary Dramaturgy, Athens. NYC: T41, Soho Rep, The Public, Knitting Factory, Interart, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Prelude, BACA Downtown. U.S.: Asolo Rep, Son of Semele, Playlabs, Roadworks, Synchronicity, Act II, Empty Space, L.A. Theatreworks, Hollywood Bowl, Integrity. Texts for music: Olga Neuwirth’s “ecstaloop” and “The Cartographer’s Song” (Basel, Berlin, Graz, Stockholm, Aldeburgh); 60+ lyrics for The Greeks 2 & 3 and The Americans, Juilliard; Chekhov at Lake Lucille. Opera: Another Sky, a chamber opera, music by Jeremy Howard Beck, Symphony Space. Published by Play, A Journal of Plays; Playscripts.com; Smith & Krauss. Teaches playwriting at Skidmore College. MFA: Brooklyn College (studied w/ Mac Wellman). BFA: Wesleyan University.

Peter Norrman  is a video artist, filmmaker and photographer based in Stockholm and Brooklyn. His work examines notions of expanded cinema as architectural environments, cinematic spaces and temporal installations. Peter recently created 13 experimental films for the UK band The Magnetic North and their live cinematic show ORKNEY – SYMPHONY OF THE MAGNETIC NORTH(2012). He is currently working on the multiplatform sound and cinema project PARTS ARE EXTRA in collaboration with composer Christina Campanella, a project with which to investigate the visual language of cinema via short-form experimental art films. A live concert version was presented as part of Culturemart 2012 at HERE Arts Center, NY (2012). Other recent projects include CUBE, a 4-screen art-documentary platform in collaboration with Swedish director Anders Birgersson. This media platform will be further explored in a collaboration with Doctors Without Borders (Sweden, 2013) as a touring art-documentary installation. In 2011 he showed his cine-sculptural project RETAIN as part of Terminal Convention, an international group show in a decommissioned airport in Cork, Ireland, where he explored the airport as an image maker.  His immersive installation about northern-ness, N.WAVES (with sound artist Leif Jordansson), opened in 2010 (Northern Stage, Newcastle), and he showed SCAN, a large-scale outdoor video installation for Capital of Culture 08, Liverpool (2008) which drew on links between cinema, architecture, and urban movement. He has collaborated with David Byrne on the song cycle/DVD HERE LIES LOVE (2005-10) and created the video for RED FLY/BLUE BOTTLE and TINDER (Latitude 14, 2009-2010) which was shown at HERE Arts Center, Creteil, Paris, and EMPAC. He has frequently collaborated with the cross-media collective The Builders Association: INVISIBLE CITIES (2006), RE:NEW (2004), XTRAVAGANZA (2002), JETLAG (2000), as well as 3LD (SPYGARBO, 2011). His live video installation, FORTYFIVESTEPS appeared in the River to River festival (NYC, 2005) and his video, BUILDING, was shown at the Gothenburg Film Festival (2005). Peter also created a permanent video installation for the High Coast Museum in Sweden (2007). He is a recipient of: a STEIM residency (Holland); 4 NYSCA Individual Media Awards (2000, 2003, 2005, 2010); an Obie Award (JETLAG, 2000); an Honorable Mention, Environments Category, I.D Magazine for media design (2004) and an Aurora Gold Award for Independent Film and Video (2005).

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