October, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Special One Night Event:
Dismember The Night, Collaboration Poems and Photographs, with a full color catalog and archival book produced on the occasion of the exhibition. “Dismember The Night” By Kofi Fosu Forson and Dianne Bowen
October, 28, 2011
Opening reception, Friday, October 28 from 6 to 9
Poetry reading on opening night “the thread slam” poems, October 28 at 7pm : Kofi Fosu Forson and Dianne Bowen
Gathering of the Tribes, 285 East Third Street (Between Ave C&D)
On October 28, 2011 artists Kofi Fosu Forson and Dianne Bowen will present their first collaboration project “Dismember The Night”. This collaboration evolved after weekly intense dialogue about art and life. On Facebook, Kofi and Dianne took it to another level, using the social networking tool, they responded to each other through what they have termed, “thread slams.” In association to the poems, they began a series of photographic portraits. These diverse artists were creating a new form of art originating in the vast space of the virtual world. Two artists from differing backgrounds, Kofi a theatre director and writer and Dianne a multi-media visual artist converse fluently through the two mediums of Poetry and Photography. Together they are two distinct voices as one in collaboration running parallel.
“A visual language of the liminal is exposed and shared in the guises and mannerisms of the artists. We are presented with their story of awakenings to themselves and each other. To observe the static moments so elusively missed by perpetual time. We are drawn into their world and enter their dreams. As man, as woman, artists and ourselves.” – Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney
Kofi Fosu Forson is an artist originally from Accra, Ghana. He has written and directed showcases for The Riant Theater. As director and artist for New York, Transvoyeur, he recieved a one man show in Liverpool, prints of his muse series, audio monologues and premiere of his video film Cushion Pill.
Dianne Bowen is an artist originally from Brooklyn, New York. Bowen’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally and has been reviewed in print, on line, film and radio, including: Art in America, NY Arts, ArtSLANT NY, and Art in Dialog Estonia-NY documentary.