UW–Madison student Caitlin Mary Margarett (CMM) has been selected to show her work at a Satellite Art Show presented by Performance Is Alive in Miami Nov. 30 – Dec. 4.
CMM is a first-year MFA student in the School of Education’s Art Department, focusing on 4D video and performance art.
The piece CMM is presenting, “for the love of god,” documents the damage and land destruction caused by the 2020 Iowa Derecho, and addresses anxieties regarding the climate crisis, the controlled curation of media coverage of natural disasters, and the drowning of our collective home.
The Performance Is Alive / Satellite Art Show is a part of Miami Art Week and will run concurrently with Art Basel at Miami Beach, which brings thousands of artists, collectors, and gallerists from across the nation and internationally to the city.
“The opportunity to perform during Miami Art Week is unlike any show I have had up to this point. Thanks to Performance is Alive, I’ll be connecting with other working artists who utilize performance and time-based media in ways akin to my own practice,” says CMM.
“Additionally, I am excited to create work surrounding content that desperately needs elevating for a national and international audience. The work I have been producing for the last two years is directly tied to land ab(use), and our present climate crisis,” CMM adds.
“While I was living in Cedar Rapids (Iowa), the 2020 Iowa Derecho eviscerated an estimated 7 million trees statewide, destroying roughly 32,773 acres of urban tree canopy. Superstorms like the 2020 Derecho are only becoming more common, and I see it as our collective responsibility to document and shout about it, demanding systematic change and the eradication of industries and governing bodies that contribute to the worsening of our crisis.”
Learn more about the Performance Is Alive / Satellite Art Show.