DEBORAH BOWMANN (BRUSSELS)
by Amaury Daurel and Victor Delestre
DEBORAH BOWMANN PRESENTS “CHAMBRE À COUCHER POUR HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS”
“Chambre à coucher pour Homo sapiens sapiens” takes shape as a holistic installation: a witness hotel room, shaped by and for the duo of representatives of Deborah Bowmann. The bedroom, entirely refur bished and reappropriated by the artists,
displays a variety of objects of different crafts that are both functional and nonfunctional. These objects belong to the personal mythology of Deborah Bowmann while extending it; each visitor being welcome to reinterpret the narrative of the
scene. It is the fourth time that Deborah Bowmann designs and shows an entire bedroom, but for the first time it confronts personal fur niture to new objects creating a context open of interpretation – in between the representation of a scene and
a witness room. The two single size foldable beds have been designed in 2016 and used until 2019. They were initially installed in the basement underneath Deborah Bowmann Brussels gallery space, as a way to unofficially sleep and live there while
being able to hide evidence if needed.
About Deborah Bowmann
Founded by artists Amaury Daurel and Victor Delestre, Deborah Bowmann is a fictional identity whose aspiration is to rethink the figure of the artist. Creating works and running an exhibition space under this same name, the duo articulates a
sculptural practice and a closely related curatorial practice, promoting the development of alternative contexts and modes of creation.
Started in 2014 in Amsterdam and established in Brussels since 2015, Deborah Bowmann offers a re newed form of art total based on collaboration, where distinctions between the different participants are often blurred, embracing, challenging and
merging the diverse activities of studio practice, project man agement, exhibition curation, and set designing.