Madaleine Trigg

Madaleine Trigg is a performance artist, photographer, researcher and lecturer. Her creative practice focuses on the interrelations between bodies, movement and materials. Originally from the UK, Madaleine moved to Wellington (Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2018-2023) where her practice-led PhD explored a series of contact improvisations with non-human bodies, specifically yeasts, dough and wheat, to consider how humans can embody Posthuman and New Materialist philosophies.

Her performances have been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art (2007/2008), National Theatre Studios (2009), SHUNT lounge (2009), BAC (2010), Roundhouse (2011), Royal College of Art (2016), Saatchi Gallery (2016), Southbank Centre (2018) and Performance Arcade (2019). Madaleine has toured her work internationally, travelling to Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Freising, Helsinki, Naples, Nelson, Prague, Porto, Wellington, Verona, Vitoria and Zagreb.

Madaleine has recently published a chapter on her doctoral research, ‘Kneading Bodies’, in Posthumanism in Practice (edited by Christine Daigle and Matt Hayler, Bloomsbury). She is also currently a visiting lecturer on the MA/MFA Scenography course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London).

During the SODAS 2123 residency Madaleine is curious to extend (and possibly resolve) some physical elements of her PhD practice. In particular, she will focus on how films can be re-presented spatially to try and maintain the agency, materiality and integrity of non-human bodies and their interactions with others.

“Kingfisher” research residency is organised by Doctoral Department of Vilnius Academy of Arts in collaboration with SODAS 2123. All residents will have artist-research talk and present and/or perform their work in the Research Symposium “Not Quite King, Not Quite Fish” which will happen on the November 8-11th at Vilnius Academy of Arts and SODAS 2123. More

SODAS 2123 residency program supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius city municipality.