Madeleine Mills

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While at Frontyard Madeleine will be researching Crush logic affiliated with Astrid Lorange’s anti-essentialist readings of Gertrud Stein (1). Madeleine acts upon crystalized images as they strike— unpacking ideas around how we read ‘poetry in motion’ as a phrase and activity that cannot be distinguished from the work we do daily; the “intensive, extensive moments towards intimacy that continually defer the realization of ‘romance’ in favour of facing the question of what intimacy might or could be.” (2)

Madeleine is working toward a diminutive/accumulative process and dependence on probable failure or indifference through the attitudes of Crush and Eros; to look more closely at how we might re-radicalise desire in a world that is so staunchly against this process (3).
(1)  Astrid Lorange, How Reading Is Written; A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein

(2) Astrid Lorange in interview with Aodhan Madden, UN 9.1

(3) ibid