What I am doing these days
I am a still deep into plastic beauty, also on Insta. I swear everyone is hopping on this band wagon now. I could kick myself for not having a show sooner on this. Here is a sample…..plastic cone with plastic tarp and plastic rope.
Summer 2019 is almost over! As you can see, I am deep into that Ap layout. Make sure to follow me on Insta for lots more. #madeleinealtmann
Are you coming to Boston for any reason whatsoever? Well check out my video Ice Cracks on the giant 160 foot screen at the Boston Convention Center. This piece was shot on the Concord River in Massachusetts during very special weather conditions. In order for the ice to look this black and clear the temperature needs to drop very quickly and there can be no wind, rain or snow. The temperatures were around minus 7 degrees Fahrenheit, making conditions very difficult to work in since the camera battery dies quickly. I spent three weeks recording ice cracks along 4 miles of the River. One of the biggest challenges was the reflection of me obscuring the depth of the cracks. This to me seems symbolic of how humans often approach life. Obscuring the depths of infinite possibilities in life by their own distracting self, all too often reflected distractingly back at them. I have over 32 films on Vimeo so far and …Winter is Coming!!
It's the end of the summer, lazy days abound and I am creating these digital photos. Scroll to check out my latest. Also follow me on Instagram and Facebook
Thanks Everyone who made the show at Lawrence in Berlin Mitte possible. Great way to kick off the summah!
Hold still in 2018
I am happy to announce that the Royal Hospital For Sick Children and Department for Clinical Neuroscience at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland are using one of my videos, Temple Rock, for their innovative program. Patients will be able to watch Temple Rock projected on the ceilings to help them worry less. Or stay still for certain procedures etc. Thank you Andreas Uthoff for matching us up. Awesome right!!! Here is the link to the video. TEMPLE ROCK
In love with these guys
Largely recorded in the Concord River Valley of New England, much of my current body of work deals with the interactions and observation of nature and self. The Transcendentalists such as Henry David Thoreau lived and formulated their ideology in this precise geographic area. I have spent years walking, observing and recording the behavior of my natural world and the interaction of humans with nature . At some times idyllic and others dystopian. As with the Transcendentalists, I am direclty influenced by the great visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. I use video in the same way he used his scientific instruments and observations to get his ideas about nature across. Nature, he wrote, was in mysterious communication with our ‘inner feelings’. There is a correlation between the external world and our internal moods.
Here is my current favorite video.
This is a video art piece by the artist and her dog on the Concord River.
The Two Brothers Rocks–Dudley Road Historic District encompasses a historically significant rural area of Bedford and Billerica, Massachusetts. "Two Brothers Rocks", is used to mark a land boundary between grants given to early Massachusetts settlers John Winthrop and Thomas Dudley, and which featured as boundary markers into the 20th century. The end of colonialism eventually saw the sale of this land by native Americans to the town of Bedford. Now the US Federal Government owns the land and I reclaim it as Two Sisters Rocks.