New York based Australian artist Ian Burns brings his inventive sensibility to bear in his latest 'meta-cinematic' exhibition, In the Telling.
Presenting a network of close-circuit kinetic sculptures that work together to create live video footage inside the gallery, the exhibition invites audiences to suspend their disbelief and behold a moment of cinematic cliché and excess.
Ian Burns: In the Telling is an ACMI Commission.
Education Resource Kit
An Education Resource Kit [PDF 521KB] is available for Ian Burns: In The Telling. This education resource kit explores some of the key works from the exhibition and includes learning activities for response, reflection, exploration, creation and further research.
Presented in partnership with Experimenta Media Arts. Ian Burns is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery and mother's tankstation, Dublin.
Ian Burns: In the Telling
24 Jul - 20 Jan 2013
A curious and playful exhibition that uses sculpture and live video to interrogate the screen image, its construction, and its representation of truth. Burns emphasises the presence of technology in the work by placing it on display alongside the projected image.
The viewer sees the image on screen and then can examine the work and discover how the scene was contrived. Burns incorporates new media in to his work as if it were paint or clay, using the technology unexpectedly, in ways that challenge and highlight the possibilities and limitations of the technology itself.