Photo: Sean Burn in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East

Sean Burn

Artist, Film-maker, Writer

i am an outsider artist, a live art performer and a writer with a growing international reputation and involvement nationally in disability arts. i work across live art / digital arts / installation / soundmapping / film / visual poetry and spoken word to challenge ownership of narratives. surrounded, often defined by languages (visual / sonic / textual / performative), we use them to free ourselves. for example, i have particular experience challenging the narratives of mental health / psychiatry which is essentially a privileged form of storytelling rather than a science. languages should be owned by all with bandwidth not hierarchy as our contemporary model. what i create tries giving voice to alternatives, to strategies for survival. radical antipsychiatrists, deleuze/guattari talk about the lines of our life - both the formal ones - & also the more subliminal, that mark our unique voyages. i try following these unique ones in my work. i am currently artist/mentor in residence with celf o gwmpas - a mid-wales based charity working with socially excluded artists read full statement

Location Newcastle upon Tyne, North East
Activities Residencies, Arts in health, Disability arts, Creative writing, Film-making
Artforms / type of project Digital, Film & Video, Live Art, Photography, Sound
Tags performer, writer, outsiderartist