The Edge of What We Know
Adelman collaborates again with Senior Designer Mary Wallis casting her as the solo character in a new video The Edge of What We Know. Using precious lighting mobile elements as props that fly in slow motion through the air, a horror-movie-esque story unfolds. The heroine is startled by a stranger at the end of a hallway. As she tries to make sense of what is going on, objects are hurled at her. She defends herself and retreats to the other end, where she gathers herself in a pause. She looks her attacker straight in the eye. She musters the courage to seek revenge gaining speed towards him, grasping at any objects in her path and whips them back in attack. Finally at the front of the long hallway again, she recognizes this stranger as someone she knows. Her tension and fear melt, she looks deeply, she surrenders and cradles the unbroken porcelain shade at her chest. Does she recognize the attacker as herself?
This video debuts at Design Miami December 2017 with an edition of new hand-made lighting. The parallels found in the lighting, the scientific references proving we are all one, and the act of creating, are woven through. The four-minute video will be shown on loop throughout the show. Each viewer experiencing one’s own reality.
Created by Lindsey Adelman in collaboration with Pascal Perrich, 2017.read more
Show MeDebuted at Wright Gallery, 2015Read more at T Magazine.CAST:Alexandra Snook / Dancer
Barrett Hanrahan / Dancer
Clare Hearns / Dancer
Colin Cobb / Dancer
Danielle Martinelli / Choreographer / Dancer
Erin McAleavy / Dancer
Ian Collings / Dancer
Ilya Brukhman / Dancer
Josephine Kingery / Dancer
Kevin Quale / Dancer
Laura Young / Vocalist / Dancer
Leo Madriz / Composer / Costume / Dancer
Lindsey Adelman / Creative Director / Dancer
Mary Savel / Costume
Mary Wallis / Dancer
Maya Holmes / Dancer
Ryan Dickie /Cinematographer
Sara McBeen / Dancerread more
Some Relationships are Better than Others
Collective Design Fair
May 4–8, 2016
My presentation at Collective Design Fair explores the timeline of work emerging into being and disintegrating back to non-substance. The light fixtures I make transform from immaterial concept to systematized components to a cohesive mass and into someone else’s life. I am exploring the idea that, in a certain sense, all phases of an object exist at once. As humans we use time to break things down to help us in understanding.
The way things come into being is as interesting to me as how they transform, disintegrate, extinguish, or are destroyed. My video captures destruction while the laborious creation is implied. In slow-motion footage two hand-blown glass and brass Burst chandeliers crash into each other. There is undeniable pleasure in destroying. It’s a big part of our relationship with things as a culture.
With my installation, I explore the positive side of the material world being finite. In life, objects are damaged and destroyed through dancing, playing, using, loving, sharing and living life in general. All signs point to the reality that the world as we know it, and us in it, were never designed to exist forever. The video, entitled “Some Relationships Are Better Than Others” challenges the preciousness of static objects and gives value to the power of action and transformationread more