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An object from the exhibition called "In Increments", features a number of light-bulbs positioned at different angles along with magnifying glasses. The result creates interesting affects on the wall in the background.
In Increments


Ian Burns: In the Telling

24 Jul - 20 Jan 2013

A curious and playful exhibition that uses sculpture and live video to interrogate the screen image, its construction, and its representation of truth. Burns emphasises the presence of technology in the work by placing it on display alongside the projected image.

The viewer sees the image on screen and then can examine the work and discover how the scene was contrived. Burns incorporates new media in to his work as if it were paint or clay, using the technology unexpectedly, in ways that challenge and highlight the possibilities and limitations of the technology itself.

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  • New York based Australian artist Ian Burns brings his inventive sensibility to bear in his latest 'meta-cinematic' exhibition, In the Telling.

    Presenting a network of close-circuit kinetic sculptures that work together to create live video footage inside the gallery, the exhibition invites audiences to suspend their disbelief and behold a moment of cinematic cliché and excess.

    Ian Burns: In the Telling  is an ACMI Commission.

    Education Resource Kit
    An Education Resource Kit [PDF 521KB] is available for Ian Burns: In The Telling.  This education resource kit explores some of the key works from the exhibition and includes learning activities for response, reflection, exploration, creation and further research.

    Presented in partnership with Experimenta Media Arts. Ian Burns is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery and mother's tankstation, Dublin.

Other ACMI Commissions

2013 Exhibition Archive