Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Matt Bodett

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Chicago, IL
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Matt Bodett is a performance artist, visual artist, poet, and collaborator. Since being diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2005 he has made work that centers around telling his own story. This act becomes activism by offering a narrative that counters the socially constructed one. This new narrative seeks to rewrite history, which too often places the madman in either the asylum or the museum.

While at the MacDowell he continued this exploration and will explore language structures in schizophrenia through asemic texts as well as video installation work.


New Hampshire

Matt Bodett worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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