TIM BURNS | RESIDENT ALIEN : 5 FILMS BY TIM [3RDDEGREE] BURNS
23 September – 14 October 2017
Tim Burns is a legendary figure in the history of Australian underground art. He rose to notoriety in the early 1970s with a series of (literally) explosive art actions, before decamping to New York, where he lived until the mid-1990s. Tim Burns was a pioneer in the Super 8 New Wave in New York, and was deeply involved with the film and theater community downtown at that time. Working in various media – film, video, theater, installation, painting, books – over the last forty years. Burns sets up situations that critically reflect on our hyper-mediated, industrialised western society. Burns is currently based in Western Australia.