D. Graham Burnett

Yara Flores has new work in Tennis (Stockholm: Drucksache, 2015): a visual essay on the American Marxist artist-illustrator David Johnson Leisk (1906-1975).

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Burnett and a group of collaborators and friends installed a project at the 2015 Ljubljana Biennial. Here is a description (click for a few images):

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Burnett has been appointed to the Editorial Committee of the Proceedings of ESTAR(SER). More about the research consortium here, and recent updates on new work in the community here.

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Burnett and his friend/collaborator Mark Dion recently assembled a portfolio piece on the purposes of science for the Chicago-based platform The Point. “What is Science For?” juxtaposes found text and installation views; it kicks off an eponymous “Symposium” section of Issue 8.

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Burnett has been involved with the work of an innovative consulting organization, which works to bring contemporary artists and large corporations together in unpredictable ways.  The CDC/ICD is an ongoing project, with recent engagements at The New Museum and the Sean Kelly Gallery.

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In 2014, Burnett and Yara Flores teamed up to present “Pound vs. Stevens: The Rematch,” an installation in a pop-up exhibition which accompanied the Aesthetics of Information symposium at Princeton University. See more herehere, and here. This represented an outgrowing of work that began in 2009, a conceptual project involving chess and the novel.

For a taste of the earlier work, click here to read an experimental essay in “ludic criticism”; or click here to go right to the first fruit of the collaboration, an online computer program that lets you pit one novel against another in a chess match. The US Chess Federation recently ran a story about this project—click here to check it out.

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In 2012, as part of the IHUM “Pay Attention” workshop, Yara Flores and Burnett produced this short on Althusser’s “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses.”

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Burnett and video artist Lisa Young teamed up in 2010 on a multimedia project that premiered as part of “Seeing from Above,” a conference at the Wellcome Collection, London. Part éloge, part montage, the collaborative piece, “Free Fall: The Life and Times of Bud ‘Crosshairs’ MacGinitie,” is an experiment in biographical sky-diving.