Proof Gallery is pleased to present Lines That Fade and Flutter, an exhibition of works by Janne Höltermann and S. Billie Mandle. The videos and photographs in this exhibition look at the ways people navigate the built environment and the banal yet intrinsic ways that technology and institutions shape experience. The work oscillates between control and disorientation, with moments that provide specific details and moments that allow for questioning and mystery. The viewer is brought into spaces that unfold slowly but never resolve -- trajectories that lead and direct with no destination.
Janne Höltermann’s videos examine condensing time as a way of tracing programmed airplane traffic patterns or stretching time into infinity and a never comprehending zoom. S. Billie Mandle’s sequential photographs lead the viewer down the quiet and sometimes unstable hallways of a hospital.
Janne Höltermann is a native German who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Muthesius
Academy Kiel, Germany and from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been
awarded residencies at Yaddo twice, Flux Factory, received travel grants from the DAAD, she
was a Visiting Artist at Wesleyan University, and participated in the Bronx Museum's AIM
program. Her video “Afterglow” has been funded by the film funding foundation of Hamburg and
Amongst others she showed at ICA Philadelphia, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Museum of
Contemporary Art Basel, NURTUREart Brooklyn, WPA Washington and MICA Baltimore, and
Museum of Fine Arts Bremen.
S. Billie Mandle received her BA in biology from Williams College and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship, an Individual Artist Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and an Artist Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her photographs have been featured in Aperture and Cabinet, among others, and her work was nominated for the Prix Pictet and the Paul Huf award. She is an assistant professor at Hampshire College and lives in Western Massachusetts.