[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: David Sanchez Burr – MATERIALISM/ANTAGONISM

Artist Statement

Video, Mixed Media and Electronics (2014)

In this work a scale model of a luxurious dinner table built from crystal is deconstructed over time by the amplifi ed sound frequencies of a vintage 70s organ. The work is intended as a critique of class inequality and focuses on how the intimate scale of relationships in our social systems are linked to the deterioration of democratic process.

  • David Sanchez Burr is a mixed-media artist living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born in Madrid Spain, Burr began his experimental sound and visual work while studying at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited nationally at art centers and cultural spaces including the Yerba Buena Center for The Arts (San Francisco), Intervene:Interrupt conference (UC Santa Cruz), Performance Studies International (Stanford University), In-Light at 1708 Gallery (Richmond), and Memphis Social an Apex Art Franchise Exhibit. Burr received an Art Production Fund Award in 2013, and has received grants from the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.

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