Drinking water from old glass jam jar in an eclectic room in St. Anthony Hall that he calls “the library,” Peter Pendergrass notates in a fresh Moleskine calendar.
Though the iconic notebooks are often used as props to suggest an artistic demeanor, Pendergrass, an artist himself, uses the calendar to chart out his hectic life.
A double major in performance studies and studio art working on multiple art theses, Pendergrass shrugs off his list of artistic projects as just another part of what drives him.
“Focusing on theses in two majors — it’s kind of a crazy thing to do,” Pendergrass, a senior, said.
Pendergrass will look into the function of dreams and the unconscious as a part of his performance thesis, he said.
“A lot of my art deals with vivid dreams,” Pendergrass said.
For the artist, dreams play an important role in his efforts to connect perception and reality, he said. The interpretation of reality and dreams has become a recurring theme in some of his most significant work.
Pendergrass’s thesis combines his studio art background with visual performance to further his interest in the exploration of dreams.
“The dream is, and has always been, a source of mystery, intrigue and inspiration,” Pendergrass said in his thesis proposal.