Speaking in Camouflage: Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich

Fri, Apr 12, 2024
7 pm

Floor 3, Theater

As part of Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing, this screen program organized by guest curator Greg de Cuir Jr. features a performed version of Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich’s installation, Too Bright to See (2023–24), which explores the life of Martinican writer and intellectual Suzanne Césaire, one of the most important representatives of Black Surrealism and an essential figure in the Négritude movement. The program includes a live musical performance by Sabine McCalla, who wrote the original music for the film, accompanied by Ajai Combelic.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich and writer-curator Yasmina Price. 

Programming Schedule

Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich (she/her; born 1987 in New York, NY; lives and works in New York, NY)
Too Bright to See, 2023–24. 16mm film transferred to high definition video, color, sound; 24 min.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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