Choreography of Adaptation: Madeline Hollander in Conversation with Chrissie Iles and Clémence White 

Tues, Apr 13, 2021
7 pm

Online, via Zoom

In her current exhibition, centered on the new video installation Flatwing, artist and choreographer Madeline Hollander investigates themes of adaptation and movement in the face of urgent environmental pressures. For this program, Hollander joins Chrissie Iles, Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, and Clémence White, senior curatorial assistant, for a conversation about her multidisciplinary practice and the genesis of her latest work.

Flatwing (2019) records the artist’s nighttime journey through the rainforest of Kauai tracking a population of silent “flatwing” crickets that has rapidly emerged in recent decades. Reflecting on the crickets’ uncertain fate—poised precariously between survival and extinction—Hollander’s film considers the struggle to adapt in the face of accelerated environmental change.

Madeline Hollander (b. 1986, Los Angeles) works in dance, film, and installation, exploring the limits of human movement within everyday systems of technology, society, and the natural environment. The artist’s performance work Ouroboros Gs, featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, choreographed the installation of a portion of the Whitney’s flood mitigation system, exploring the adaptations of the Museum itself in the face of the climate crisis. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Bortolami, NY (2020) and The Artist's Institute, NY (2018), among other venues.

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