Jessica Scott Felder Visual Art
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Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

“Event Space,” was featured at the Telfair Museum’s Academy. After researching the Academy’s rich history as a mansion, I wanted to find a connection with the space. While taking photographs of the museum and period furniture to prepare for my performance, I noticed the absence of images of black women. My response to this was to mimic the poses of the Caucasian women in the paintings of the period rooms for my performance. The audience documented the performance in sketchbooks as I posed.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

The garment created for the performance is based on the wedding dress worn Scarlet O'Hara from the screenplay adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind. Colorfully printed fabrics were used rather than white to emphasize the visually celebratory nature of wedding dresses within many African cultures.

“Event Space,” was featured at the Telfair Museum’s Academy. After researching the Academy’s rich history as a mansion, I wanted to find a connection with the space. While taking photographs of the museum and period furniture to prepare for my performance, I noticed the absence of images of black women. My response to this was to mimic the poses of the Caucasian women in the paintings of the period rooms for my performance. The audience documented the performance in sketchbooks as I posed.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Illuminate Conception.

Illuminate Conception.

Year: 2009

Location: Le Flash, Atlanta, GA

Duration: 3-hour performance.

Lady in Black.

Lady in Black.

Year: 2009

Location: Studio Clout, Atlanta, Georgia

Duration: 30 minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

“Event Space,” was featured at the Telfair Museum’s Academy. After researching the Academy’s rich history as a mansion, I wanted to find a connection with the space. While taking photographs of the museum and period furniture to prepare for my performance, I noticed the absence of images of black women. My response to this was to mimic the poses of the Caucasian women in the paintings of the period rooms for my performance. The audience documented the performance in sketchbooks as I posed.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

The garment created for the performance is based on the wedding dress worn Scarlet O'Hara from the screenplay adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind. Colorfully printed fabrics were used rather than white to emphasize the visually celebratory nature of wedding dresses within many African cultures.

“Event Space,” was featured at the Telfair Museum’s Academy. After researching the Academy’s rich history as a mansion, I wanted to find a connection with the space. While taking photographs of the museum and period furniture to prepare for my performance, I noticed the absence of images of black women. My response to this was to mimic the poses of the Caucasian women in the paintings of the period rooms for my performance. The audience documented the performance in sketchbooks as I posed.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor

Year: 2013

Location: Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA

Duration: 45-minute performance.

Illuminate Conception.

Year: 2009

Location: Le Flash, Atlanta, GA

Duration: 3-hour performance.

Lady in Black.

Year: 2009

Location: Studio Clout, Atlanta, Georgia

Duration: 30 minute performance.

Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Event Space: Living Ancestor
Illuminate Conception.
Lady in Black.