Madeleine Barbier BFA Intermedia Thesis Spring 2018

The Silver Epoch

The Silver Epoch is a singular poem existing in an edition of twelve. This poem, which can also be viewed as a hybrid art object, builds a fictional world set on a far future fantastical Earth through the inclusion of both micro essays and poetic sections. The poem traces the slow amalgamation of an intentional collapse between the reader and the writer, a future timeline and our present timeline, the academic and the poetic, warp and weft, spider and savior. Through its creation and circulation, this book is intended to be read, held, and exchanged — made to live in the interstitial — the in between space of connection which sings the threnody of the world.

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Spring 2018