Working as an interdisciplinary artist and educator, A.K. Burns perceives the body as a contentious domain wherein socio-political issues are negotiated. Using video, installation, sculpture, drawing, writing and collaboration, Burns queries systems of value as they are embodied at the nexus of language and materiality.
Currently, Burns is developing Negative Space, a cycle of five video installations that take speculative fiction as a point of departure. The third installment, Leave No Trace, was produced with EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and debuts at the Julia Stoschek Collection (Düsseldorf, Germany) in September 2019.