1084 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13TH
Torsten Zenas Burns works with lots of different mediums and with lots of different people. COLLABOTRONICA is a sample of different projects created in tandem with artists, Anne McGuire Darrin Martin, Christian K. Burns, and HALFLIFERS. Traversing through the worlds of Choreography, Performance, Video, and New Media, he explores the realms of performed identity through fantasy characters and has an interest in re-envisioning educational spaces. Often creating animated counterparts of his collaborators, TZB creates spaces where kinesthetics meets virtual life. For example, WHAT IF?BEYOND A CARNALOVE, made with longtime collaborator, Darrin Martin utilizes danceforms software that recreates choreography by Merce Cunningham. Weird and playful, TZB's works feel a bit like a good recess. The pleasure of movement and imaginative improvisation win the day. –Christy LeMaster / The Nightingale
VEHICULAR VIDEO DOCKING
& Interfacing between three residency forms.
(Yellow Immersion Suit / Manbody / Pink Computer)
(Special thanks to Michael O'Malley)
3:00-2009-Torsten Zenas Burns + Christian K. Burns
(THIRD-ARM) improvisations at the Holyokeresearch
gestural residency program.
1:30-2009-Torsten Zenas Burns + Anne McGuire
I am Jaime Sommers! – (No! … I am Jaime Sommers)
Part One:(DIDN’T WORK-DISTRIBUTION IS DOWN)
color-saturated action scenarios, where the mission to
re-establish identity and sustain communicatin linkage
is never-ending. Retreating the way we came, we find
ourselves further out --or deeper in?
Part Two:(DIDN’T WORK-DVD NOT BURNED)
psychic residue, is funneled through HALFLIFE for a
complete wipe-down and a few healthy exersizes.
Part Three:(DIDN’T WORK-BOUGHT A BUILDING INSTEAD OF MAKING ART)
pre-sentized areas transports us to the edge of a
churning sea of potential activity. Pitted against the
pounding energy currents, we find we can barely hold
our own. And when the tap runs dry its time to move on!
Part Zero:(WORKING THE WORK)