Video Art by Madeleine Altmann



165 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215 (718) 625-3646         


                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Site:Brooklyn presents Up From Under

Video Art by Madeleine Altmann

Opening Friday, September 9th running through October 8th with the Artist Reception Wednesday September 14th 6-9PM. Site:Brooklyn is pleased to present Madeleine Altmann’s solo art exhibition Up From Under:Video Art by Madeleine Altmann.


Madeleine Altmann delves into the intersection of nature, technological change, and visual representation. Building on a diverse set of influences, from Henry David Thoreau (Altmann lives a few miles away from Thoreau’s home and works in the same environment ) to Rebecca Solnit and Bill Viola, her work presents a landscape of both our internal and external worlds. We see a simple walk through the woods with her dog as the cosmic experience, echoing the belief that local is universal. As reiterated in her 6 panel Black Ice piece, the microscopic parallels the macroscopic.

Her video installations are a combination of monitors ranging from old cathode ray tube television sets to state of the art 4K monitors. With the help of German video engineer Andreas Uthoff, the reclaimed video and computer monitors re-appropriate seemingly obsolete objects that explore the question of value in modern society.

There is a paradoxical element to how this installation conceptualizes and presents time. In one installation the rows and columns of 25 monitors simultaneously compress and expand our immediate temporal experience. Many of these works took over three years to make, however, they are presented as a series of tightly bound, simple, moving images.

Altmann’s work will be shown at Site:Brooklyn, beginning with an artist reception on September 14th at 6:00 to 9:00. Site:Brooklyn is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists. The gallery is located in Gowanus at 165 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 1-6pm and by appointment.

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