"The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses."
— Walter Benjamin
Douglas Rosenberg’s work in video and video installation has been shown both in the United States and internationally in museums, galleries, on public television and in festivals around the world.
Rosenberg has received numerous grants and awards including, an NEA Dance/Film/Video grant, (with choreographer June Watanabe), an NEA/Southeast Media Fellowship, two Zellerbach Foundation grants, a Painted Bride Art Center New Forms Grant, (co-recipient with Li Chiao-Ping), a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, an IZZIE award for his work with Ellen Bromberg and John Henry on “Singing Myself A Lullaby” and a Fellowship from The Project on Death in America for another project with Ms. Bromberg. His video dance, “My Grandfather Dances” with Anna Halprin was awarded the Directors Prize at the Jewish Video Festival, Judah Magnes Museum, in Berkeley.
Douglas Rosenberg has been an artist in residence at The Institute for Studies in The Arts, Bates Dance Festival, and the International Festival of Video Dance in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and his writing on dance for the camera has been published in journals including LEONARDO.
Recent shows include, Dance on Camera Festival, New York, Video Festival Riccionne Teatro Televisione, Riccione, Italy, The Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, Mostra de Vídeo Dansa de Barcelona, Spain. He was the Director of the American Dance Festival’s video archival program for over a decade and continues to direct ADF’s Dancing for the Camera Festival.