Madahar’s new film Falling reflects on the dream-like temporality of nature and memory. Sycamore seeds tumble slowly toward the viewer in a dramatic moment that echoes naturally occurring phenomena, while at the same time revealing itself to be highly orchestrated. Fabrica, Photoworks and inIVA have jointly commissioned Falling and it is Madahar’s first film.
Working from her former residence in Massachusetts, Madahar spent eighteen months patiently photographing the birds and squirrels that gathered at her balcony to create the Sustenance series. The series chronicles fluctuating moments in time, capturing changing seasons as well as daily domestic activities.
In both works, Madahar represents the physical world in unusual ways enabling the viewer to immerse themselves in stillness and intimate details. Ordinary scenes are exposed in crystalline detail, albeit in a strangely altered, exaggerated form.
During 2004, Madahar was selected for the Recontres d’ Arles Photography Festival, France and exhibits at Purdy Hicks Gallery, London and Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston. Her work has appeared in group shows in New York, Berlin and Barcelona.
Neeta Madahar is part of inIVA’s Atlas season of exhibitions and events that map ideas and experiences largely drawn from uncharted territory