Madeleine Bailey

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Indexes of endurance, absent spankers, mechanized logics and confused circuits, we know what is going on but we do not know for what this is going. In my video, installation, drawing, and performance work, there is transparency in both materials used and in what is occurring; my art is not magic. Not magical in the sense that most elements are recognizable in these pieces. However, their immediate purpose is not evident. Rather, I am opening up ways of looking, of expectation, and of hiding. I create my work as a way to reveal the option for not knowing. Desire can never be fully achieved without no longer being desire, just as looking is not the same as knowing; we do not look down at the doorknob we are using until it does not work, or until something out of the ordinary occurs. As a reminder that expectations do not have to be fulfilled, I am looking to confront our desire for meaning in the world today.