Approved: 06.06.2012

Sean Burn

Artist, Film-maker, Writer

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Approved: 06.06.2012

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.

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  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, North East
  • Activities: Residencies, Arts in health, Disability arts, Creative writing, Film-making
  • Categories: Digital, Film & Video, Live Art, Photography, Sound
  • Tags: performer, writer, outsiderartist
 

Biography

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

CV & Education

2011 - 2014 - artist in residence, celf o gwmpas, llandrindod wells

2012 - psychosis belly - live / disability arts pentathlon for the cultural olympiad, dash / live art development agency, much wenlock town square

2010/11 - artist in residence reclaiming the languages of lunacy, new art gallery walsall, in association with dash

2010 - napalm perceptible, stanley picker gallery, university of kingston, richmond upon thames, in association with the live art development agency

2010 - talking of blood - live art performance, platform 00000010, star and shadow, newcastle upon tyne

Publications

2010 - mo thunder - visual poetry pamphlet

2010 - this is visual poetry by sean burn