Adair, Danielle

The Ups & Downs
Danielle Adair
Friday, March 6 from 7 to 10 pm
Saturday, March 7 from 7 to 10 pm
at workspace
Time Lapse documentation

Coverlands is a sculptural installation inspired by the artist’s recent journalistic embed with U.S. forces in Jalalabad. During the months of November and December 2008, Danielle followed women intelligence officers on two bases in eastern Afghanistan. The objects reference classified maps and woven blankets sold at the bazaar on base, and highlight the army’s effort to preserve U.S. national identities in a foreign environment. Danielle uses wax paper and thread to invoke dual qualities of delicacy and durability.

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Danielle Adair’s work utilizes performance, video, sound, text, and multi-media installation to address current events in phenomenological ways. The subject matter of her recent projects include mental illness within current diagnostic understanding, systems of education, and wartime experience. Adair is based in Los Angeles. Most recently she has performed and/or exhibited work at The Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, UC Santa Cruz, Beyond Baroque, and Track 16 Gallery. Currently she is at work on a performance-essay based on one female officer’s experience while stationed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

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