sculpture sound video

First Line from Every Dream

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 in 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.

studio F Glidden
Temporary studio installation with Wrapped Piller foam, cotton rope, and plaster – Last Night Grandma Helped Me Make My Bed wood and juniper needles – Cigarette Machine ; cast iron, steel and small gifts from friends

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

Cloud Rust single channel video 7 minutes 2010

The dance improvisation of me in the library (4:125:25) was conceived, edited and developed by Bernhard Thomas Klein with a musical improvisation by Dorle Ferber, Bernhard Thomas Klein, Max Sharam, Alain Wozniak and photographed by Marcus Schweier at the residency Salem2salem in 2010.