Writer, performer and visual artist, and newborn opera project initiator, Danielle Adair presented her show And I Think I Like It within the space of Akademie Schloss Solitude in May 2014. The exhibition included a collection of thirteen video-song-poems that combine animation, sound, and text, and provide insight into Adair’s complex body of work. This was the first time that all thirteen videos were exhibited as a whole collection.
For Danielle Adair, it is one of her major projects of the last few years. She started work on the series of videos in 2011 in Los Angeles, CA/USA, and created the last of them during her residency in Solitude. In this series, as in her other works, she draws a picture of her artistic practice, framed in the recent political climate of the United States. Besides the visual parts, originating from her drawings and collages that she turns into animated motion pictures, the series is strongly language based. Initially the video pieces emit a kind of lightness, mainly because of the simplicity of the visual language and the rhythmic and poetic voice, on closer inspection however, the viewer can discern an interrogation of contemporary social, political, and cultural issues.
The publication combines pictures of the exhibition with the texts of Danielle Adair's »sound-poems«, that were performed during the installation.