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Isabel Bau Madden


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b. 1947

Photography, Multimedia

Isabel Bau Madden, known to her friends as Zaba, is an actress, journalist, art director, photographer, and polyglot fluent in six languages.
She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a winner of the French acting scholarship Ecole de Mme. Danielle and an Honors graduate of the City University of New York. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a resident of New York, she is the daughter of the celebrated journalist and war correspondent Zdzislaw Bau and Zarema Lebiedz.
Her stage debut in New York in 1974 was as Eleutheria in "UBU BOUND" and "UBU ROI" by Alfred Jarry, directed by Gerald Mast at the Nighthouse theater. Her film credits include: "Something-in-Between" by Srdjan Karanovic and "Una, my love" by Milos Radivojevic.
Her photographs have been published by "Newsday", "The Washington Post,"The Daily News" as well as the online edition of the New York Times. Her articles have appeared in The New York Observer, Twoj Styl, Viva, Buenos Aires Herald. Her multilingual poetry was featured in Gwiazda Polarna and France Amerique. She was a cultural correspondent for TVBelgrade and hosted weekly radio programs in Spanish for Interco Press. She is the author of two books; "The Mezzaluna Cookbook" and " Tattooed Walls", the latter about New York City graffiti. She has worked as an art director in feature films in New York and Hollywood. Her credits include the following New Line Cinema productions: " Nightmare on Elm Street II", "Critters", "My Demon Lover" and "Hangin' with the Homeboys".
She is the director of the 1992 documentary film "A Day in the Life of Joseph Brodsky Nobel Prize Winner and Poet Laureate of the United States".

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For the past 33 years I have lived across from Central Park, a landscape which predictably only changes with the seasons and one which I have recorded for all these decades. However, in 2005, "The Gates" installation by Christo and Jeanne Claude introduced an unprecedented and unimaginable dimension to the park, the likes of which we will never see again. It affected me deeply, aesthetically and spiritually. I shot over 1300 photographs, from start to finish. At all hours of the day and night. In the February rain, sleet, snow, and sunshine.
One particular view from my window, I shot for 30 consecutive days at the same time: 6am. If at first, during the construction period, the bare frames and bolts of The Gates may have seemed intrusive, in the end the sight of 7.503 gates along 23 miles, with their saffron colored swaths billowing in the wind or standing still seemed to have been embraced by nature and by me as well. The selection here would indicate that both Central Park and The Gates held their ground, each in its own way.
I also cannot help but associate The Gates with the spiritually cleansing experience of walking underneath Japanese Shinto Torii Gates.
— Isabel Bau Madden, March 2010

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