We can’t really tell you what Roger Feldman’s sculpture is like, and pictures won’t help you much either, because to understand his work you need to walk on it, but his room-sized sculptures are so strange and profound that we decided to feature him in our two-dimensional format anyway. Roger’s pieces are much more than visual. The real substance of a Feldman sculpture is not the piece itself but the interaction between the piece and the viewer’s body. His room-sized installations use kinetic and visual cues to move the viewer through a series of sensations—security and insecurity, privacy and exposure, balance and unease—that create a narrative at once physical and theological.
Currently I am working in several directions simultaneously. I am working with kinesthetic and visual perception as elements in the production of two-dimensional digital drawings. These works will be reproducible in the digital environment and result in archival-framed prints. I continue to create small-scale maquettes that explore the possibilities of both material, kinesthetic sequence, and symbolic space. Of course, the viewer is an active participant or at least an implicit participant in all of these works. I also have several irons in the fire for future site-specific pieces that are a good year and a half away, as well as working with a private university in developing a plan for a public art collection.
The Image archive is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.