Madeline Blount is a Brooklyn- based artist, scientist, and writer. She undertook a year-long investigation of the poetics and politics of war spaces and border zones in Cyprus, making work in photography, film, ethnography, and dance-theatre. She co-organized community actions in the divided city of Nicosia and analyzed the various methods of international conflict- resolution on the island. She has also worked with collectives in New Orleans and London, performed at the Athens Festival in Greece, and conducted research on minimum detectable quantities of matter at a nuclear reactor in Portland, Oregon. The Amanda Weil Lecture recipient is selected through an international open call.
Why we love Madeline:
• Madeline engaged and created connections between the conflicted and politically separated buffer zones in Cyprus. She investigated the poetics and politics of the ex-war spaces produced as a result of inter-cultural conflicts in 1964 and re-established in 1974 in Cyprus. She documented and engaged these contested buffer spaces, their residents, and the movements that have arisen.
• Her movingly choreographed performance dance reflected the disconnections and disruptions of a country divided
• She has also worked with collectives in New Orleans, performed at the Athens Festival in Greece, and conducted research on a nuclear reactor in Portland, Oregon