Excerpt from Leslie-Lohman Museum’s newsletter
AK BURNS: A SMEARY SPOT
Sept 13-Oct 18
253 E Houston St, USA
From September 13 – October 18, 2015, PARTICIPANT INC is proud to present A Smeary Spot, a solo exhibition by A.K. Burns including sculptural works and a multi-channel video installation by the same title, drawing on speculative fiction, theater, and documentary tactics. This episode was shot in two locations: on public lands in the deserts of southern Utah and inside a black box theater, where performers deliver recitations of appropriated and altered texts that compose a loose manifesto on being. A Smeary Spot is an entrance into a cycle of video works and exhibitions that will be collectively known as Negative Space.