storyline

Storyline
“A written study of memories”
40 hour endurance installation performance by Erica Felicella
Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum 10/25/17 – 10/26/17
2650 Main Street Dallas, TX 75226
Reception and last years three years from 7-10pm 10/26/17

The passing of time into memory is something that we all experience in life but does it ever make it out of our past into the current moment. Performance artist Erica Felicella is locking herself in to document the whole story of her 40 years in 40 hours. Recording the years onto paper by writing a year an hour. What are altered memories and what is still accurate? Does anyone ever know the truth of oneself?

Her path that has taken her all over the country and world will flow out onto paper one keystroke at a time until she reaches the current moment that stands in front of her. With only a typewriter and coffee she will work tirelessly to reach the present. From the highs to the lows, New Jersey where she was born in 1977 until where she sits in Dallas, TX present day all is to be revealed.

Kettle Art Gallery at 2650 Main Street Dallas, Tx 75226 in Deep Ellum will serve as the inside of her mind from 6am Wednesday October 25th, 2016 to 10pm Thursday October 26th, 2016. Feel free to stop by and watch through the windows into her brain and come in and see the findings for the final 3 hours and last three years of her documenting her life from 7pm-10pm October 26th.

Artist Statement:
Conceptual thought is the tool I use to convey the ideas behind my work. By the time one of my pieces or collection of works has reached the production stages, a long process of research and development has come before it. For me the journey is just as much a part of the final production as creating the finished product. I love creating works that get a viewer to stop and contemplate the connection to their own life. In over the last decade patterns have begun to form in my work. I tend to take personal moments from my own life to create pieces that can relate to a bigger picture of human emotion and reaction.

Currently I have been moving into broader and larger multiple medium based projects. My current and currently being planned works involve performance installation using viewers or myself as the subject and sometimes both. The ideas are formed around the thoughts and reaction to human emotional response. In our current society we are obsessed with the observation of others and ourselves. However, we also live in a time where displaying of actual emotion in our American culture is considered to be a weakness. It is my hope to connect viewers with their own emotion by using emotion as the motivator.

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