Chele Isaac is a Madison-based artist who combines moving images and sound to create fully immersive, multimedia environments. Through a careful balance of texture, tone, and repetition, Isaac weaves together elliptical cinematic narratives that eschew traditional storylines and function instead to elicit feelings of the uncanny.
The understory, a seven-channel installation projected in the round, explores interstitial moments, overlooked details, and tenuous connections that investigate the indifference of nature and one's relationship to our changing environment.
The accompanying score was composed by Jack Kellogg.
Generous funding for Chele Isaac: the understory has been provided by the David and Paula Kraemer Fund; Ellen Rosner and Paul J. Reckwerdt; Darcy Kind and Marc Vitale; Bell Laboratories; University Research Park; Diane Seder and Bruce Rosen; Gabriele Haberland and Willy Haeberli; Thysse; a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and National Endowment for the Arts; and MMoCA Volunteers.