Madison McClintock is a filmmaker, multimedia artist, and an emerging educator based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work investigates themes as the intangibles of the human experience, conservation and nature connection, cultural preservation and folk art, and aims to simply reawaken a childlike curiosity in humans.
She has a current fascination with how people digest content. Asking questions like what is the evolution of passive content consumption? If we are trying to use art to ignite wonder or action in viewers, is it more effective if the experience is experiential? Madison is now experimenting with installation and new technologies like augmented reality and projection mapping as ways to evolve storytelling techniques.
As an emerging educator she hopes to introduce others to the cathartic process of creating art and guide individuals to mediums of which they feel they can best express their individual experience. She is a workshop instructor and consultant for the Digital Storywork Partnership (DSP), engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, elders, college students, faculty, community members, and professional filmmakers in collaborative research and multimedia storytelling to preserve Indigenous culture and language.
Madison received her BFA in Environmental Studies, Studio Art & French from Franklin University Switzerland and her MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University. Madison’s last two films Red Wolf Revival and Fungiphilia Rising have been broadcasted and featured at film festivals and classrooms around the world.
At this critical juncture in history, artists and media makers have an opportunity to use their forms to inspire an understanding of the interdependence of all things in their audiences, encouraging them to feel a sense of responsibility to protect and co-exist with everyone and everything on earth. Madison approaches her work with this notion in mind.