Stephen Vitiello: An Interview

2002 | 01:03:33 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Interview, Music, Performance, VDB Interviews

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Electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello (b.1964) creates sonic installations that function to give a physical form or space to audio. In this interview, Vitiello discusses his beginnings as a film student, and his transition from music to fine art through his investment in storytelling aspects of soundtracks. As a teacher, artist, and long-time curator at Electronic Arts Intermix, Vitiello’s insights and anecdotes offer up sentimental reflection and hard-learned life lessons, as well as perspective on the historic landscape of music and art in the 1980s and 90s. By discussing his partnerships with Tony Oursler, Jem Cohen, and Nam June Paik, Vitello provides entry into the myriad influences and collaborations that have shaped his working process and artistic career.

– Faye Gleisser

Interview conducted by Kate Horsfield in January 2002, edited 2014.