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Lois Bianchi was a founding member and board member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), as well as an active participant in the Archive Committee and the Women’s Film Preservation Fund. She began her career with NET, the forerunner to WNET and Channel Thirteen, where she produced documentaries among other filmic formats.
After a stint as a producer for CBS on The American Parade series, Lois supported the work of playwright/director Robert Wilson, producing his work both on television and in the theatre. Returning to public television, she created Metroline, the public affairs series, as well as New Television, a series for experimental video. She won numerous awards for her work, including an Emmy for Hizonnor!, a docudrama about Fiorello LaGuardia, former Mayor of New York City. Bianchi held teaching positions at NYU, the Columbia School of Journalism, San Diego University, Syracuse University, and Queens College.
In 2000, Bianchi received a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she produced a half-hour documentary broadcast on television in both Croatia and the United States.
Video has emerged as a significant contemporary art form in its own right and as an adjunct to the artistic techniques of other fields. Video Transformations presents current video works that reinterpret the performing and visual arts, showing how video artists have dealt with the limitations and challenges posed by the medium, and how they have transformed other arts to video.read more »