Monday, November 15, 2010

Heather Bursch: Unreleased

Flashpoint Gallery Presents
Heather Bursch: Unreleased

November 20 – December 22, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 20, 6-8pm

WASHINGTON, DC – Flashpoint Gallery announces Unreleased, Heather Bursch's first exhibition in Washington, DC. The exhibition consists of a single-channel video installation comprised of a grid of tiny videos, each animated by the artist’s hand. A segment of Martin Scorcese’s 1983 film King of Comedy is quoted, altered, looped and projected onto a large theatrical flat. Shifts between individual and crowd, adulation and ridicule are continually looped in a work that considers relationships between culture, technology and subjectivity in a digital age.

Bursch’s installation draws upon editing, quotation and staging techniques to compare moments in popular media culture to the presupposed social attitudes that underlie and inform them. The structure of her work reflects how, in our present digital landscape, an individual may occupy several roles simultaneously including performer, viewer, producer, consumer of media and member of the general public or audience.

Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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