Ian Burns’s kinetic dioramas have engaged with subjects as diverse as the war in Iraq, TV culture, colonialism, and art history. Using primitive electronics, household objects, and other assorted junk, Burns creates convoluted mechanisms that produce a simple moving image on a screen, either by live video feed to a monitor, or as a shadow-play. Elaborate and darkly humorous, Burns’s works directly to explore how images are constructed and how they are consumed.
Ian Burns was Born in 1964 in Newcastle, Australia. He lives and works in New York.