LARRY D. ACKERMAN-Bio
Larry began creating photographs at age thirteen which led to his introduction to electron microscopy five years later. He worked primarily with black and white film until the mid-seventies when he discovered dissolve controllers for slide projectors and began using color transparency film. The group of artists employing slide projection and loosely affiliated as Multi-Image Showcase facilitated Larry's development in performance and installation projections from 1984 to 1990. His concurrent interest in science, particularly biological microscopy, often influences the content and media of expression.
He has produced work independently and collaboratively with multi-image slide projections since the mid 1970s. His interests include: 'conventional' multi-image; sculptural and environmental multi-image installations; alternative screen materials, dance/theater/multi-image productions. His work has been presented in Italy, Tokyo, New York City, Iowa City and numerous San Francisco area venues such as the Oakland Coliseum, the Bill Graham Auditorium, Theater Artaud, Cowell Theater, SOMAR Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, clubs, warehouses and his living room. He has collaborated with Pamela Z, PointFix, ODC, Gene Anthony, Tance Johnson, Annie Doel, William Walantus, George Coates, Boz Scaggs, Lily Cai Chinese Dance, Please Louise Productions, Kaliyuga Arts and Robbie D. He also assists artists by providing low cost equipment rental. Larry is supported through work as a biological research specialist. His specialty is microscopy.