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Touch Parade

2011, 5-channel HD video, Touch Parade, (crush) 9:22 min loop; (squeeze-2-pop) 5:49 min loop; (wading) 3:41 min loop; (glove love) 6:58 min loop; (pedal pump) 5:45 min loop

A video installation that explores “plastic love” or fetish culture and the assimilation of marginalized sexuality on the internet. In questioning what is an explicit and/or illicit image, fetishes found on YouTube that consist of banal gestures, are re-performed. Unlike other pornographic content these videos evade censor­ing because they are not culturally recognized as representations of sexuality.

A.K. Burns, Touch Parade

Installation view of Touch Parade, 2011

A.K. Burns, Touch Parade

Video still, Touch Parade (crush), 2011

A.K. Burns, Touch Parade

Video still, Touch Parade (squeeze-2-pop), 2011

A.K. Burns, Touch Parade

Video still, Touch Parade (wading), 2011

A.K. Burns, Touch Parade

Video still, Touch Parade (glove love), 2011

A.K. Burns, Touch Parade

Video still, Touch Parade (pedal pump), 2011

A video composite of all five videos playing simultaneously, similar to the installation.

Touch Parade, 2012 from A.K. Burns on Vimeo.