Movement and language : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
The public sphere has been a steadfast foundation on which human relation has relied on for centuries. Just as the salons of the French revolution served as an interactive exhibition of art, expression, and opinions, the poetry and prose readings of today allow for people with common interests to share their thoughts and creative works in an open and receptive setting. For my Honors Thesis project, I chose to integrate my two fields of study (performance art and writing) and use them as a theme for a salon-inspired poetry and prose reading. Writers (myself included) who participate in other performance-based art such as theater, music, and film read creative works centered rooted in this theme. Here, writers and performers were able to exhibit their work, as well as meet and converse with those whose interests were similar to their own. A hard copy of these read poems and prose was compiled, as well as a video of the event in full.