1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

THROUGH THE PRISM

Videos by Hannah Piper Burns
Artist in attendance!

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Sunday, February 8th, at 7 pm, &$7-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 

i bend my truths through the prism of appropriation
and knit the shards together with rhythm.

 

Adroitly choreographed and cleverly edited, Hannah Piper Burns’ videos are brainy but for the body. Reflecting and refracting the spells and charms of popular culture, her work is seductive and unrelenting. Fluent in the languages of pop music, dance and reality television, the works are crisp and communicative, political in their poetics and personal in their polemics. Their tautness and rhythm uphold what music videos promises and all too rarely deliver: a multisensory reënvisioning of the bodily and intellectual experience of music. Polyvocal texts read like cyborg zines, as riotous and they are rigorous in their media anthropology. And youdia anthropology. Come for Gene Kelly, leave with synchronized swimmers, bach exports, media imports and radical reorderings. For filers: fun, funny, feminist, physical, “found” footage, figuring it out.

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