Jack Bowman Quotes


Performance art is the ultimate in creativity. Since it has so many possibilities at creativity it's essence tends to become creativity.

I was a gang leader. Although it was a gang for defensive purposes. It was not a gang to sell drugs.

It is better to go down in infamy than to never go down at all.

My parents were laborers so we lived on South Park which was a low-income region of Seattle. You had a choice - you either joined or formed a gang or you let others bully you.

I believe that I understand gangs better than others. Because they're formed out of necessity. They're formed by people to keep from being suppressed.

A performance art piece is unprecedented. It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility of never being done before.

I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.

Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting.

Performance art can involve the audience with taste smell and sounds not available with electronic media and not practical with conventional theater. This is due to the usually small audience.

Freedom. It's not something you go out and die for.

My art and poetry is very political now. Because you've got to find that truth within you and express yourself. Somewhere out there I know there will be people who will listen.

All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity. That's the difference between mere theater and performance art.

But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore.

The act is truth. Nothing that was ever recorded is truth. Nothing that was ever said is truth. Only the act.