Oroboros EFG's

Oroboros EFG's
Whitney Biennial 2019

Nosecone: EF, 2019
Portion of the Museum’s steel and aluminum flood mitigation system

Nosecone: EF is part 1 of Hollander’s site-specific 2019 Whitney Biennial project, Ouroboros EFGs. This work will culminate with performances, entitled Ouroboros: Gs, that activate the lock-and-log flood mitigation system in September 2019. Please visit whitney.org/ for more information.

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Ouroboros: Gs
Performances September 19 & 22, 2019

In the site-specific performances, Ouroboros: Gs, Madeline Hollander will choreograph the installation of a portion of the Whitney’s flood mitigation system, collaborating with trained Whitney staff to simultaneously build and dismantle segments that circumnavigate the Museum. The Whitney has been in its current location since 2015 and while flood mitigation was always planned for the site, after waterfront damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Museum invested in a more advanced, protective system. Though essential to the safety of the building, this highly sophisticated barrier is almost never seen, coming and going as needed. Hollander’s choreography mimics this ebb and flow—and that of the nearby river's tides and currents—exploring the ways in which the Museum has had to adapt itself in the face of climate change. 

Ouroboros: Gs is part one of Madeline Hollander's site-specific project, Ouroboros EFGs, which includes Nosecone: EF, an installation exhibiting a portion of the Whitney's flood mitigation system that will be on view for the duration of the Biennial located on the west facing corner of the sidewalk.