Kit Fitzgerald is a video artist and director working in live video performance, single-channel video, and installations. Her work utilizes small hand-held devices and large studio configurations, drawing, and processing.
Fitzgerald has been pioneering video as a performance medium with collaborators Peter Gordon and Max Roach at BAM Next Wave Festival, Lincoln Center, LaMama, Het Muziektheater and other opera houses and theaters abroad. Other collaborators include choreographers Bill T. Jones, Donald Byrd, Yoshiko Chuma; musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ned Sublette and Matt Mottel; poets Bob Holman, Ann Waldman, and Sekou Sundiata; and theater companies The Talking Band, Northern Netherlands Theatre, and The Wooster Group.
Her recent work includes music videos for DFA and OGenesis Records as well as video performance and projection design for Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals directed by Peter Gordon at the Sydney Festival, Primavera Festival in Barcelona, MoFo Festival in Tasmania, and venues throughout Europe.
Fitzgerald has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, including twice in the Whitney Biennale. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art where she appeared in four exhibitions. She has received commissions from Tokyo Broadcasting, NHK, and SONY Japan, and garnered prizes at international film and television festivals. She has also directed award-winning documentaries on art and culture.
Her work is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.
“Her images are avant-garde painting of a high order.” – The New Yorker
“Working in the usually hard-edged medium of video, Kit Fitzgerald is a maverick sensibility. Everything she videotapes or creates on the spot . . . glows with a mysterious inner radiance.” – The New York Times