New York Gallery, 13 August 2015



Thursday, August 13th, 6:30–8:30pm*

* The performance will run continuously; viewers are welcome to come and go as they please


Luxembourg & Dayan is pleased to host 65°, a one-night performance by Madeline Hollander. The event will conclude the gallery’s summer performance series Body/Building organized by Tamar Margalit, which has included performances by Aki Sasamoto, and Alisa Baremboym with Seung-Min Lee.


Madeline Hollander’s dance-based works use familiar gestures culled from daily routines, from iPhone swipes and yoga poses, to the Transportation Security Administration’s “pat-downs;” from forms of menial labor to unconscious tics. Neither wholly scripted nor extemporaneous, Hollander’s choreography layers and splices movements into sequences that register and respond to the spatial, thermal, and temporal conditions of their audience and context.


In her new performance 65°, Hollander takes as a point of a departure the environmental standards that art institutions use for displaying and storing works of art. Using the prescribed temperature threshold of 65 degrees Fahrenheit as an axis for the performance, Hollander, in collaboration with three other dancers, establishes choreographed movement as the paradoxical object of conservation. In the otherwise empty gallery space, the moving bodies become the objects on display; their heat and energy set in motion a process of entropy whose rules gradually reveal themselves.


65° will be performed by Katie Gaydos, Marielis Garcia, Madeline Hollander, and Jeremy Pheiffer.


Madeline Hollander (b. 1986) is a New York-based artist whose work explores the evolution of corporeal vocabularies and the intersection between choreography and visual art. Hollander has recently exhibited and performed works at the Sculpture Center, Long Island City; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Tina Kim Gallery, New York; The Kitchen, New York; and Human Resources, Los Angeles.