2012 9th 7a*11d Festival
a speck for sparks; one gathering shard(s), 2008. VIDEO STILL
(when) a frog
(is) a frog : i am, i
! am, i
Friday October 26 8 pm
Mercer Union – A Centre for Contemporary Art
As an interdisciplinary artist working through sound, video, words, performance and actions, every piece/exercise i participate in serves to dissolve – if only momentarily – the pervading complacence with which we tend to acclimatize ourselves to the way we experience our daily interaction(s). We wear a preoccupation with distraction as a sort of safety blanket. We wrap ourselves in the comfortable model of Achievement arrived at by our most civilized humankind, recurringly solidified by our fearful and steadfast belief in the ultimate ‘reality’ of collectively agreed upon constructs and systems (consisting of Time, Science, Politics, Medicine, Religion, etc. inflated to fantastical anthropocentrism). Our linear living and delusional dwellings must be disrupted! I think this is done when we present our truth/selves to the present/moment. I suspect such interaction requires only a constant and continual question of order/in order to exist. Here, i pose my question in the form of action, an attempt at setting aside prejudgment by performing one simple (unimportant) act.
b. burroughs is an interdisciplinary artist based in Sarnia.