Diana Burgoyne I have been a visual artist working with technology since 1982.
A common theme in my work is the relationship between society, technology, and environment. I investigate these relationships through the use of sound, performance, and installation. Sound stimulates another sense in the viewer and I use it metaphorically as communication. In creating the sound, I use integrated circuits. When manipulating this technology, I think it is important for it to look "hand-made", in hopes of humanizing this dehumanizing material. Performance uses a powerful tool: the body. This tool juxtaposed with technology creates tension and situations analogous to society. Installation allows me to connect the viewer physically to the piece. Giving the viewer an active role makes them part of “the system” referred to in the work. It is important that my work does not make specific comments or criticisms of society, culture, or technology but rather stimulates the viewer to raise questions.


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We're grateful to collaborate and produce on the shared, stolen, unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of Penelakut, Lamalcha, Hwitslum and other Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples, as well as the ceded territories of Tsawwassen First Nation, on what is now known as Galiano Island, British Columbia. We recognize the complex impacts that hosting settlers and non-settlers has on the Indigenous land and peoples of this area, and we aim to be responsible and accountable for these impacts and our footprint—whether cultural, environmental or social.

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