ALICE FELDTNovember 25, 2015 - February 9, 2016
Windswept is an ongoing writing project, which explores a young pioneer woman’s transcendentalist journey into the American West. She is a desert Diana, wild and enriched by the awesome power of her landscape. I’ve created a series of autonomously constructed sentences exploring her character and setting. I am interested in poetic gestures and creating word compositions. Language is a universal medium, uniting speakers across all backgrounds to a place of understanding. My goal is to make word paintings: sentences and phrases that are visceral and visual, inviting the reader to collaborate to complete the image in their head. These phrases can either stand-alone or be grouped into a series. By being strung together, the pieces create a broader, more nuanced portrait, one that becomes malleable depending on the sequencing of the sentences. I would love to work with DARE-DARE, and have the selection committee shape the narrative by deciding the sequencing.
Alice Feldt is a writer and visual artist out of Chicago. She has exhibited throughout the area, including a solo show exploring text and sexuality called I’d Languish in your Dust: New Work by Alice Feldt at ACRE Projects. She has done several text interventions in public space, including installations at the past two Milwaukee Ave. Arts Festivals in Chicago. She graduated with BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and participates in performance poetry events throughout the city.