This series of large drawings was made surrounding the 2016 US election,. The text, “Between the Darkness of the Sun and Moon, ” was written in March 2015, five days after a young pilot intentionally flew an airplane with 149 passengers into the French Alps.
I made these sculptures between 2003 and 2009, as I was learning the process of metal casting at artist residencies using piece molds made of resin bonded sand. For my patterns, I was using rubber balls, oil based clay, natural materials, direct carving and eventually separating the molds and building mother molds around them to contain the metal. I was interested in making thin castings which were fragile yet strong.
I was still studying modern dance and we practiced Rudolph Laban’s A Scales from his movement theory of Space Harmony. Kinesphere is a metaphor for the personal space around the body, Laban worked on a notation method for recording movement. I was looking to represent these ideas of pathways, levels and directions in sculpture. Although I had some sculpture as an undergraduate student, this was the beginning of my in depth study of three dimensional form. I was working to connect this to my understanding of movement I had been exploring in dance.
Two of these pieces were recently in an exhibition in Washington DC and are mentioned in the review in the Washington Post.
I started mining my dream journals of 25 years in 2010. I began to type them out and then read them aloud into a recorder. I soon realized the first line usually either set the scene, or the cast of character. The written document is 20 pages single spaced.
I projected it as a looped video text this year (2016) in my studio exhibition in Germany. It felt less invasive for me for a German audience to read as they didn’t know any of the characters in the dreams. I wrote it exactly as I found it in my journals, leaving first and sometimes last names attached. Later in my sound work I would turn the names into pronouns to make the work more universal.
The work is written about in this review (in English and German.)
At the opening, the piece was projected onto the musicians Alain and Philippe Wozniak as they played.
Jupiter by Philippe Wozniak Part 4 of 5 from Liminal Spaces Alain Wozniak: Clarinet, Electonics Philippe Wozniak: E Bass
ProjekTraum l’Atelier Glidden Wozniak
Felicia Glidden Open Studio
March 6, 2016
Inspired by the research of Joachim Ernst Berendt Liminal Spaces uses frequencies calculated by the circulating time of the planets. An oscillator playing alongside the performance reproduces these frequencies. The melodies used are transcribed from traditional ceremonies of Native Americans from North-Central America.
Each movement describes another state of mind, the liminal space between dreams and real world.
The working title for this piece was Last Night Grandma Helped Me Make My Bed.
Last Night Grandma Helped Me Make My Bed. This is the first sound piece. I layered the tracks to reflect the way memory can sometimes be muddled, partial and concurrent.
Here‘s a video where I used seven minutes of that soundtrack
Four communities in Switzerland were celebrating 60 years of their water reservoir and we were invited to create a sound and video installation. The program was performed 6 times. Between the 1/2 hour programs, I was projecting historic and more current photos of the building and maintenance of the reservoir. The imagery includes all forms of water, paintings and photographs from my visual archives.