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