Interview with Dianne Bowen

Posted by on Nov 28, 2008 in Interviews

Facebook Chat interview with Dianne Bowen.  These interviews are kept to ten minutes to see see what can be gleamed out of a really short dialogue.

Byron

hi there.

7:20amDianne

hey there

7:20amByron

wow. it works.

or worked.

ok. let’s do this.

real simple.

ten minutes. Q&A about your work, etc.

don’t worry about typos.

7:20amDianne

ok

7:20amByron

ok.

So do you have a web site where we can see your work?

7:21amDianne

yes, www.diannebowen.com

7:21amByron

right. i looked a couple of weeks ago.

interesting work. what are some of the overlapping themes in your work you are currently working with?

concepts, etc.

7:22amDianne

pulling a conversation from nothing, empty spaces… finding a language

7:22amByron

the work seems to be abstract but reminds me of the forming of a universe or cell, almost biological.

7:23amDianne

I think the early work had “a brutal fragilitly.”

7:23amByron

so is that realated to chaos theory maybe? everything is nothing, nothing is everything, nearly zen

what type of language are you trying to find?

7:24amDianne

yeah, it’s one of the thoughts

I actually go through a process of translations

7:24amByron

translations from what to what?

7:24amDianne

sounds become marks and textures in the material

7:25amByron

so you listen to music while working for the sounds?

7:25amDianne

always trying to dig into something

I listen to the emptiness

7:25amByron

so you are nearly meditating when working?

7:26amDianne

in a way,

I starting thinking about this when I was researching extinct and ancient languages

7:26amByron

you said you are in the medical field. that’s why I thought of biological forms. do you think your background has anything to do with the forms you are making?

7:27amDianne

not in the medical field

my mom is a nurse

7:27amByron

i mean how could it not is a b etter question. ok. sorry. oh. that’s what I get for jumping to conclusions.

ok. we can go past ten minutes if you want, but we have three minutes.

what are you showing in Miami?

How did you get involved with Open Ground?

7:28amDianne

ok well I guess I’lll sum it up it. the work in miiami is from a new series

7:28amByron

Are you working on installations currently? Do you have a studio space and where is it?

7:28amDianne

this finding and conversing with nothing

the installations started about 2 years ago

7:29amByron

ok. when you mean nothing do you mean nothing?

7:29amDianne

yes, working on a large piece right now

yes

and no

7:29amByron

or do you mean everything?

7:29amDianne

the empty

empty is full

yes zen

7:30amByron

I feel zen now. thank you. 🙂:)

7:30amDianne

back at ya

7:30amByron

I’m looking forward to see your work soon.

one more question? sorry. I always do this.

7:30amDianne

ok

7:30amByron

anything you’d like to share, words of wisdom, parting knowledge.

7:31amDianne

I’ll had some interesting things occur this year. All point to the same thing most artists already know.. Just do your work

I think this is exceptional relevent now

7:32amByron

roger. ain’t that the truth. especially with so much going on around us, focus is essential. appreciate it. see you in sunny Miami. And hopefully we’ll do a follow up interview while down there. cheers.

7:33amDianne

oh yeah some great work

first heard about open ground through the exhibitionist group

see ya miami

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