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Early Video Works

These video works use ritualized performance, finite gestures, dueling and duality to explore power relations and the body. In Electric at the Cosmic Age Lodge, 2005 safety-orange spandex clad body-doubles wrestle through outer- and interior space. In Loss in Exchange, 2005 two bodies are folded into one through the equilibrium of exchanging a sweatshirt. And in Thumb War, 2004 slowed and macro focused footage abstract a game of thumb war, in which opposable maneuvers accompanied by the drawl of the audio appear like figures or large animals engaged in a dance of domination.

 

Electric at the Cosmic Age Lodge, 2005
SD Video, 02:52 Min
Performers: A.K. Burns & K8 Hardy
Audio: Matt Volla

 

Loss in Exchange, 2005
SD Video, 01:32 min
Performers: A.K. Burns & Ulrike Muller

 

Thumb War, 2004
SD Video, 03:31 Min
Performers: A.K. Burns & Lanka Tattersall