Krasi Dimtch is Ottawa-based artist who creates visual, textual, and sound art that encode linguistic contents and explore the structures of Language viewed as a repository of ideas. She was born in Bulgaria and holds a master's degree from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. After immigrating to Canada, Krasi dedicated herself to the study of the generative powers of Language and its role in the thought-creation process. In 2013, she was granted a patent for methods for natural language generation (CIPO - Patent 2704163).
Krasi Dimtch has exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of the places she has recently presented her works are: Solo exhibit at gallery Luz, Montreal, (Canada, 2017); Exhibition of the Winners of International Juried Competition, Los Angelis Center for Digital Art (USA, 2017); ArtVenice Biennale IV, (Italie, 2017)); LACDA Represented Artists Exhibit, Los Angelis Center for Digital Art (USA, 2017); Solo exhibit at gallery Luz, Montreal, (Canada, 2016); Red Dot Miami Art Fair (USA, 2017).
My artistic practice focuses on the development and use of atypical means for representing the symbols of Language through digital imagery, texts, and sounds.
I became interested in Language during a period of introspection while searching for ways to disrupt the boring predictability of my thoughts and to articulate unusual answers to the existential questions plaguing me. My linguistic explorations led to the development of patented methods and custom software for language generation and representation.
Now, I create language-based artworks that can be read, heard, or looked upon, all of them differently representing the contents of possibly sayable speculations about human existence, aspirations, truth, art and death.
My textual art - comprising of wordscapes and thesauri poems - documents the transformations of sequences of English synonyms into individual sentences, prose and poems. My working process starts with the digital construction of an initial sequence of words wherein each word is a synonym to its adjacent words. Next, I try to find and highlight words that combined make a sentence. For example, "Death results in omneity" is a sentence that can be found the sequence: death syn. event syn. result syn. (result in + completeness) syn. omneity". Once a sentence has been discovered I may continue adding synonyms to the sequence looking for and highlighting other words the combinations of which make sense to me. The process is laborious, and highly subjective.
My digital sound art demonstrates how textual artworks can be digitally transformed into sequences of non-speech sounds and experienced as musical abstractions. In broader sense the artistic use of a computer code to convert one media form such as text into another such as music questions the notion of an artwork being created and appreciated in terms of one particular medium only.
My visual art is the result of a symbiosis between my imagination and custom software for generating English sentences and representing them as colourful visual patterns. The software enables the generation of different English sentences and non-identical abstract patterns representing these sentences which I use as elements of my visual artworks. My working process starts with the compilation of a text composed of sentences generated by the software. The sentences are then digitally converted by the same software into different visual patterns. Finally, I manually create a visual “translation” of the text by using computer mouse instead of paintbrush and generated by the software patterns instead of acrylic paints. This is a highly subjective process executed in a way possible for the first time in the 21st century.
Website : http://www.krasidimtch.ca/