CONTACT ROAM GALLERY

City Square Mall 555 12th Avenue W, Vancouver BC V5Z 3X7

Jennifer Angers Daerendinger

Founder/Owner/Curator

(e): jen@roamgallery.com

(c): 604.970.4785

(w): www.roam-gallery.com

THE GALLERY IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER ANGERS DAERENDINGER.



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Derrick Bauman Interview

1) How, and When did you get your start in Writing?

My first work was published when I was 6 years old. I carved my name into a valuable piece of wooden furniture. From my mother’s vehement reaction – I knew in that moment, that I was bound for greatness.


2) Do you have a muse?

Yes. She moves in, and out of people, and things. She is like a dark sunlight that follows me through life. If I am listening, I can hear her whispers. They usually take the form of multi-dimensional geometries that slowly digest into words, and emotions. I do my best to catch them, but the best ones still elude me…it’s a process. I will get there.

3) What type of music are you listening to right now?

Specifically cello. Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, however I prefer minor keys. Before that I was listening to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell because it makes me feel like I am making out with a high school crush, properly drunk on lust in a world of endless possibilities. All that aside, I prefer to bathe in the frequencies of specific genres of electronic music. The last band that I loved was Tool. At that point I decided there was simply no where to go with live music, and needed frequencies, and textures that were not grounded in an earthly instrument. I am absolutely wrong in all of that obviously, and tomorrow I may just have to give Swifty’s 1989 album another listen because she sounds like happy.

4) What part of the job as a writer do you love? What part of being a writer do you dislike? (be honest now)

I absolutely love the transduction of etheric energies. I also love the confusion between the past, present, and future. There are moments I am positive that time flows in the other direction.

If words are crafted authentically it is entirely possible that an emotion in the universe of me, can travel through the ether, and manifest into the same experience in the universe of you. Communication…and it is totally magic.

Any hate I harbour for writing is about the creative process in general. I continually get in the way of good things, which makes it easy to negate the value of anything I do.

5) What three Writers inspire you, and why?

J.R.R. Tolkien

The depth of creativity and/or recall is astounding. Not only did he gift us epic stories, along with those stories came a language, and a written history. Most of us do not grasp the world we live in at the same level as he understood his fiction. A gift like that cannot be underestimated. Fiction gives us the freedom to go deep, and heal in ways that we would not allow ourselves to if the parallels in our own lives were obvious.

Hermann Hesse

He was my first exposure to stories that accessed a part of me I didn’t know was there.

Aldous Huxley

His perception of the world made me feel less alien, giving me the freedom to think clearly, unanchored to anything that would seek to limit me.

6) What do you love about Vancouver, and what do you dislike about Vancouver? (be honest now)

Vancouver is ridiculously beautiful. I cannot stray far from the Pacific Ocean, and the mountains are a force that brings me comfort. Biking on the sea wall, picnics on Third Beach…we live in a paradise. That paradise is sometimes hard to see because this city is all kinds of stupid. Vancouver is a young woman, still thinking she is in her rebellious teen years. Yes she looks amazing, but she is certainly headed to a dark place where suddenly nothing in her life has value. At that point – I have faith that she will make the right changes, and become the force that she was destined to be on this planet.

7) What words of advice would you give to someone starting off in the business that you wish you had been given when you were starting out?

Writing is a business? To be honest, I am still exploring that whole idea myself, but I do feel that your work has value when it becomes real. And by real I mean you are doing it as a means of survival. In writing this answer I just totally upleveled my accountability to myself.

8) If your house was burning down what three things would you make sure you took out with you?

First, I would open the window, and let my cat parachute to safety. Second, I would take a moment, think about it like I am right now, get dressed, grab my phone, earphones, and wallet, have a drink somewhere, and get excited about a fresh start with no stuff. Then I would find my cat who would be covered in rat blood somewhere feeling the same sense of freedom I would be.

9) Do your parents approve of you being a writer?

In a way, they are divided on that front. My mother, yes. She anxiously awaits all of my creative endeavours. My father thinks he does. But, ultimately one has to approve of creative expression as a life path to offer approval to one doing so.

10) If you were not a writer what other job would you like to be doing?

Writing, and Music are my choices of creative exploration. If not one, then the other. If none, I would be a prophet. But, I guess I would be a prophet that doesn’t write anything…that is not really any fun. How would I spawn a religion in my wake?

11) What is the one Art Movement you wish had never happened?

Let me tell you a short story. Earlier this year, a friend passed. His close friends, and I were in charge of setting up the funeral. It was a multi-cultural gathering, musicians of all sorts, and speakers from various belief systems. There were parts of that service when I thought to myself – this is awful, what a mistake to have included this. Later that day, and on numerous occasions, people mentioned to me how those exact moments completely opened them up, and allowed them to grieve in a way that they needed. I however, in those moments was cringing, thinking it was a mistake to include that element. I can’t pass judgement, and not allow things to be that I think suck. I can tell you that Disco House makes my skin crawl, but I can’t take away the happy from others, and feel good about it.


“ROAM Gallery is a pay to show contemporary Art Gallery located in the City Square Shopping Centre in Vancouver, BC. We are very proud to showcase, and support the work of local artists both emerging, and established.”


CONTACT ROAM GALLERY

City Square Mall 555 12th Avenue W, Vancouver BC V5Z 3X7

Jennifer Angers Daerendinger

Founder/Owner/Curator


(e): jen@roamgallery.com

(c): 604.970.4785


(w): www.roam-gallery.com

THE GALLERY IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER ANGERS DAERENDINGER.