Photographs and film are my sketchbooks. I document the world around me blurring the boundaries between witness, commentator and participant.
I agree with the Turkish curator Fulya Erdemci who said ‘The raison d‘etre of any art project in a public space is to create a contrast, unfold a conflict, and even add more conflict to make it visible’.
Taking into account, the political, financial and social imperatives operating in my work – I am seeking to actively integrate their influence whilst maintaining a critical perspective.
In this body of work I use the cut up technique originated in the 1920’s by Gysin to alter reality and bring disparate elements into collision through the use of interspersed clips and seemingly unrelated statements provoking connections and also contradictions.
Born in Glasgow
Lana Vanzetta studied photography at the Alberta College of Art & Design Canada 1996 – and participated in the mobility exchange programme at the Glasgow School of Art.
Moving to London Vanzetta began her career photographing for such publications as The Face and Wonderland Magazine.
Special Projects – She made her Director’s debut with Bedroom Business in 2005, producing and directing the Bedroom Business Campaign in partnership with Whitekat Collective Trust and the NHS. Bedroom Business was chosen as a case study of Best Practice Government Office for London in 2009 and screened at the ICA in association with World AIDS Day. Other special projects include World Aids Day Campaigns in partnership with WhiteKat Collective Trust & the NHS 2010-11
In 2012 Vanzetta returned to full time education completing her MA in Documentary Film at the London College of Communication London England