Madeline Hollander • Drill

August 27th - October 2nd, 2016

Madeline Hollander's "Drill" is a durational performance, featuring between 2-7 dancers, that will be performed throughout the month.

"Drill" uses the evacuation procedure diagrams for museums, airplanes, universities, movie theaters, theme parks, and other public structures and cultural institutions as the basis for a series of choreographic scores.

Each performer enacts a specific trajectory as described by one of the emergency floor plans, looping continuously from the given "You Are Here" symbol through one of the exits, and then back through the "Entrance" to begin again.

Several deployed aircraft evacuation slides are suspended from the ceiling of the gallery and loom over the performers, in the style of an aerospace museum display.

"Drill" features dancers Kayla Farrish, Jeremy Pheiffer, Katie Gaydos, Asami Tomida, Andrew Champlin, Madeline Hollander, and Marielis Garcia. With an original score by $3.33 (Celia Hollander).

Ongoing performances of "Drill" will take place from 1-6pm each Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for images from the exhibition.

In addition to Artforum, see a review from Hyperallergic, and an interview with Hollander courtesy of Cultured Magazine.