Madelynne Cornish

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Madelynne Cornish is an audiovisual artist and curator. She documents the effects of climate on natural and constructed environments, and the dynamics informing remote communities. Cornish’s work employs duration, landscape and stillness as a means of responding to the temporal and spatial morphology of place. Her multi-layered artworks are reflections of how humans engage with and shape their environment. In addition to her practice, Madelynne is the co-­founder and director of operations for the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, an independent arts initiative that facilitates cultural projects investigating the history and ecology of the Australian Alps.

In 2019 and 2017, Madelynne undertook the Serlachius Museum and Mänttä Art Festival artist residency, in Finland where she produced two projects Muted Landscape [2020] and Densities [2018]. Muted Landscape investigated Mänttä's lakes and manufactured forested landscape which conceals an assorted range of industries used to exploit them. Muted Landscape was exhibited as a single-channel audiovisual installation at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy in 2020. Densities used moving image, sound and anthropological research to examine the processes and impacts of the logging industry from a social, and environmental perspective. The project was presented as a nine-channel installation in the Super Field exhibition at RMIT Design Hub Gallery, Carlton in 2018. In 2014 she was an artist-in-residence at the Vancouver Art Centre in Albany, Western Australia where she produced a project titled WIND focusing on the use and impact of wind farms in the region. In 2013 Madelynne was commissioned by the Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Art to produce a series of sound recordings of the effects of weather on the city of Melbourne for their Sonic City Festival. Between 2010 and 2012 she undertook a three-year study in collaboration with Philip Samartzis of indigenous settlements in The Kimberley region of Western Australia through TURA’s remote regional residency program, documenting the social and environmental conditions affecting remote communities. Outcomes from this project have been presented at Fremantle Art Centre (2012), and the South African National Museum in Cape Town (2010)

Madelynne is the co-founder and director of operations for the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, an independent arts initiative that facilitates cultural projects investigating the history and ecology of the Australian Alps. She is the co-curator of Super Field (2017/18), The Ecology of Place (2017) Current (2017/2015), Sonic Interventions (2016), an international sound art exhibition presented in Vienna. Bogong ELECTRIC (2013) and Bogong AIR (2011) site-specific festivals.

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