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About Madeline

Baltimore City

Madeline Becker is an independent filmmaker with a foundation in painting and installation. A fellow in the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Madeline  received funding to complete her feature directorial debut, Middleman, set to premiere in 2020. In 2017, Madeline started Mad Queen Productions, L.L.C.,  a video production company. In addition to film production in Baltimore, New York, and elsewhere, Mad Queen Productions partners with... more

Promise Land

"Promise Land" is a collaboration with artists at Make Studio. Make Studio is a studio and work space for artists with disabilities in Baltimore, Maryland. The result of the collaboration is a piece that is far more joyful, energetic, and lively than anything I could have made alone. The Make Studio artists’ spirit inspired the title, “Promise Land.”

View Make Studio here: http://www.make-studio.org/home.html

  • Promise Land

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Detail

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Detail

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Detail

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Detail

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Detail

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Detail

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Detail

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Night Detail

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017
  • Promise Land Night

    119 X 273 X 33 inches, lighting gels, light, fabric, drum heads, sharpie, thread, 2017

Weaving Ourselves Out

Fences divide people and mark boundaries. A chain link fence topped with barbed wire functions to keep people out, and the people and objects inside, safe. In "Weaving Ourselves Out," the fence as a barrier becomes useless. Braided strips of aluminum are sewn together to weave a crumbling tapestry. The fragility of material allows us to look through the negative space of the fence and becomes a threshold for dreams.

  • Weaving Ourselves Out

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017
  • Weaving Ourselves Out Detail

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017
  • Weaving Ourselves Out Detail

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017
  • Weaving Ourselves Out Detail

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017
  • Weaving Ourselves Out Detail

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017
  • Weaving Ourselves Out Detail

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017
  • Weaving Ourselves Out Detail

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017
  • Weaving Ourselves Out Detail

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017
  • Weaving Ourselves Out Detail

    156 X 204 X 9 inches, aluminum, light, pantyhose, fabric, thread, pigment, monofilament line, galvanized wire, 2016-2017

A Troubled Mind

In a universe parallel to this one, two asteroids rotate around each other, locked in a binary gravitational pull. The two asteroids are not ordinary. We watch the two celestial beings interact. They have eyes that can blink, mouths that can talk, ears that can hear, and somewhere deep within, a heart and mind that can feel and think.

Stuck in space, the two share memories, annoy each other, love each other, despise each other, and eventually come to realize they were once the same person during their life on Earth. Doomed to exist in space together, will they be able to resolve their differences, come to terms with their mistakes, and become one again?

11:47 minutes, three-channel HD video installation with surround sound
Released in May 2015

  • Installation Layout

    Three-channel video installation. The characters in the left and right channels speak to each other across the room, while the channel in the middle shows an animation of the universe reacting.
  • A Troubled Mind Video Still

    11:47 minutes, three-channel HD video installation with surround sound, 2014-2015
  • A Troubled Mind

    Single channel version of film meant for viewing on computers, TVs, and theaters.
  • PR poster

    2015, relief print with silkscreen type, designed and printed by Eli Sobel
  • Still from film

    Still of Emiko
  • Still from film

    Still of Carina
  • Still from film

    Still of the starts animation
  • A Troubled Mind

    silicon, drama, video, experimental, masks
    Emiko's mask, silicon, dust and debris

Vessels of Broken Dreams

The drawings in the “Vessels of Broken Dreams” series are drawn from a deteriorating plaster bust cast for the actress who portrays the celestial beings in the project "A Troubled Mind."

Exit Wounds

  • Reconstruction

    2014 49 X 55 in. Oil on paper, magazines, cardboard, plaster, and staples
  • Reconstruction Detail

    2014 49 X 55 in. Oil on paper, magazines, cardboard, plaster, and staples
  • Fault Lines

    2015-2016 64 X 60 X 6 inches Oil paint on paper, pigment, magazine cut outs, screen, silicone, monofilament line, dust, debris, matte medium, staples, and wire
  • Fault Lines Detail

    2015-2016 64 X 60 X 6 inches Oil paint on paper, pigment, magazine cut outs, screen, silicone, monofilament line, dust, debris, matte medium, staples, and wire
  • Fault Lines Detail

    2015-2016 64 X 60 X 6 inches Oil paint on paper, pigment, magazine cut outs, screen, silicone, monofilament line, dust, debris, matte medium, staples, and wire
  • Split

    2014 62 in. X 59 in. Oil paint, sweepings from floor, and monofilament line, wood, tissue paper, magazines, and feathers on canvas Hangs on a wooden dowel.
  • Split Detail

    2014 62 in. X 59 in. Oil paint, sweepings from floor, and monofilament line, wood, tissue paper, magazines, and feathers on canvas Hangs on a wooden dowel.
  • Fission

    2013-2014 Oil paint, staples, and paper 40 X 140 inches Fission is defined in the Meriam Webster Dictionary as the splitting of an atomic nucleus resulting in the release of large amounts of energy. In nuclear physics, nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process.
  • Fission Detail

    2013-2014 Oil paint, staples, and paper 40 X 140 inches
  • Fission Detail

    2013-2014 Oil paint, staples, and paper 40 X 140 inches

Adornments

  • Hide

    2016 54 X 38 X 10 inches Pantyhose, thread, nails, pencil
  • Hide Detail

    2016 54 X 38 X 10 inches Pantyhose, thread, nails, pencil
  • Skin Deep Variation I

    Fall 2014 Make up applicators, make up from daily use, cotton balls, astringent, q-tips, false eyelashes, and clear push pins 24 X 12 inches
  • Skin Deep Variation II

    2014 - 2015 57 X 7 inches Cosmetic makeup applicators, Sand Beige makeup from daily use, needles, thread, tacks, and wire
  • Skin Deep Detail

    2014 - 2015 57 X 7 inches Cosmetic makeup applicators, Sand Beige makeup from daily use, needles, thread, tacks, and wire
  • Skin Deep Variation III

    2015 13 X 14 inches Cosmetic makeup applicators, Sand Beige makeup from daily use, needles, thread, aluminum screen, q-tips, cotton balls, and astringint
  • Skin Deep Variation III Detail

    2015 13 X 14 inches Cosmetic makeup applicators, Sand Beige makeup from daily use, needles, thread, aluminum screen, q-tips, cotton balls, and astringint

Memento Mori

Drawing inspiration from the Memento Mori and Vanitas paintings of the seventeenth century, the subject is a vase of cut flowers. Images from the Boston Marathon Bombing and a vase of dead and drying flowers are exposed on top of one another again and again to form a shifting stained glass image.

Walls / Portals

"The Burghers of Baltimore" draws inspiration from Auguste Rodin's sculpture, "The Burghers of Calais." A burgher is defined in many ways, most prominently as a member of the middle class - a prosperous solid citizen, and is also defined as a member of the wealthy bourgeoisie.

  • The Burghers of Baltimore

    81 X 99 X 10 inches, paper, pigment, fabric, magazines, silicone, bubble wrap, lingerie, thread, light, 2016
  • The Burghers of Baltimore Detail

    81 X 99 X 10 inches, paper, pigment, fabric, magazines, silicone, bubble wrap, lingerie, thread, light, 2016
  • The Burghers of Baltimore Detail

    81 X 99 X 10 inches, paper, pigment, fabric, magazines, silicone, bubble wrap, lingerie, thread, light, 2016
  • The Burghers of Baltimore Opposite Side

    81 X 99 X 10 inches, paper, pigment, fabric, magazines, silicone, bubble wrap, lingerie, thread, light, 2016
  • The Burghers of Baltimore Opposite Side Detail

    81 X 99 X 10 inches, paper, pigment, fabric, magazines, silicone, bubble wrap, lingerie, thread, light, 2016
  • Bombardment

    62 X 192 X 5 inches, light, paper, thread, pigment, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, thread, plastic, and tracing paper, 2014-2015
  • Bombardment Detail

    62 X 192 X 5 inches, light, paper, thread, pigment, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, thread, plastic, and tracing paper, 2014-2015
  • Bombardment Opposite Side

    62 X 192 X 5 inches, light, paper, thread, pigment, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, thread, plastic, and tracing paper, 2014-2015
  • Bombardment Opposite Side

    62 X 192 X 5 inches, light, paper, thread, pigment, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, thread, plastic, and tracing paper, 2014-2015
  • Bombardment Opposite Side Detail

    62 X 192 X 5 inches, light, paper, thread, pigment, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, thread, plastic, and tracing paper, 2014-2015

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