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Karl Burke

One hour and ten minutes of light

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Burke’s work sometimes betrays scientific logic to affirm poetic possibility. This is the case with the video work One hour and ten minutes of light. This real-time video work records a constructed apparatus in a Pittsburgh landscape at dusk. This apparatus is a metal frame upon which a rectangular metal sheet with an aspect ratio of 16:9 is suspended. The ratio employed in the work references the cinematic representation of the natural environment. With shifts in time and as reflecting sunlight from the sheet of metal dissipates, it is replaced with artificial light illuminating the surrounding woodland behind the construction.

When

2010

About The Artist

Karl Burke attended the Dun Laoihaire College of Art, Design, and Technology and obtained a degree in Interactive Multi-Media. His work consists of video, photographs, sound works, and installations and he focuses on the perceptions of time and space.

Burke’s work sometimes betrays scientific logic to affirm poetic possibility. This is the case with the video work One hour and ten minutes of light. This real-time video work records a constructed apparatus in a Pittsburgh landscape at dusk. This apparatus is a metal frame upon which a rectangular metal sheet with an aspect ratio of 16:9 is suspended. The ratio employed in the work references the cinematic representation of the natural environment. With shifts in time and as reflecting sunlight from the sheet of metal dissipates, it is replaced with artificial light illuminating the surrounding woodland behind the construction.

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