Michelle Handelman Receives 2019 Creative Capital Award

Michelle Handelman on program for 2019 Creative Capital Awards

Creative Capital has selected a new project titled DELIRIUM by Michelle Handelman, acting chair, Film and Media, for a 2019 Creative Capital Award. Awardees receive up to $50,000 in project funding, supplemented by an additional $50,000 in career development services, for a total value of $100,000.

This year’s 50 projects by 58 individual artists were drawn from a pool of more than 5,200 applications. “There is no better way to mark our upcoming 20th anniversary than by recognizing these artists and projects,” said Suzy Delvalle, Creative Capital’s president and executive director. “The 2019 class of Creative Capital awardees is a window into some of the most innovative, exciting, and powerful work being undertaken today. We cannot wait to see how these projects develop, and how this incredible community of artists grows together and evolves.”

Handelman’s project, DELIRIUM, is a multichannel video installation with live performance that breaks apart hierarchical systems of control through ruptures in language and form. With a cast of queer performers passing through smoke, light, digital glitches, and 360-degree video, DELIRIUM uses Patricia MacCormack’s theoretical text Cinesexuality as a jumping-off point to imagine altered states of consciousness through queer desire.

You can read additional coverage of the awards announcement on Artforum and ARTnews.

For more information, contact Handelman, (212) 217-3352.

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