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Diane Dwyer

Studio Building
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Studio Location
video still, theme song, diane's circus, work in progress 2010
video still, cow, menagerie of animals, diane's circus, work in progress, 2010
performance, can i get you anything else? grotto gallerie, brooklyn, 2009
video still, where are you? 2008
diane the american swimmer
Artist's Statement

I think a lot about presence and place, performance and its residue.

As I explore these ideas, I address a range of subjects, from the experience of alienation, to the seduction of power. As I work, I try to question my own definition of performance. My process is one of experimentation and play. I enjoy the outcomes that result from a practice that both resists and challenges expectations and presumptions.

I am curious about how our use of technology continues to change the way we understand identity and presence in our virtual and material worlds. More and more, we relate to each other through the constructed selves we encounter on-line. With these interactions comes a sense of time and situation. Do these exchanges, as they make the web a place, affect how we understand ourselves and where we are in our mortal world? If identity, presence and place have become more mutable, does that make us more autonomous, or less?


I grew up in New England.
I now live in Brooklyn, where I am having a circus in my apartment.

My work can be seen on-line, inside, and outside. Here in New York, I have created installations at the Tenement Museum, Charas El Bohio, and Judson House. I recently collaborated with K.I.D.S. and Flux Factory in a series of street actions, K.I.D.S. Has Some Work To Do. My work has been included in the WPA/C Experimental Media Series in Washington, D.C., as well as digital media and performance festivals and screenings in Bulgaria, Cuba, Montenegro, Russia, and Venezuela.

This fall I will perform Can I Get You Anything Else? on the streets of Atlanta, as part of Flux, produced by Flux Projects. The piece was created last year for the exhibition, a set of directions for making something, at Grotto Gallerie in Brooklyn.