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Posted at 5:59 PM ET, 12/17/2010

Can these pictures help you understand Heather Bursch?

By Jessica Dawson

Maybe yes, maybe no. But they're no substitute for a visit to Flashpoint, where Bursch's minute-long gem of a video screens through December 22. We couldn't fit any images of Bursch's work into my mini-rave today, so I gift you with these visuals.

Here's the piece installed at the gallery on a 8 foot wide screen propped up on the floor. The luminous screen evokes movie houses (Bursch's artwork riffs on Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy") and also gives the video a palpable presence in the gallery.

Heather Bursch install by Brandon Webster.jpeg

And here's an up-close look. Those aren't pixels, they're mini videos-within-the-video. In each, the artist holds up a gold-covered placard and waves it up and down, reflecting and deflecting light. The video is made up of over a thousand of them.

Heather Bursch, Unreleased, pixel view.jpg

By Jessica Dawson  | December 17, 2010; 5:59 PM ET
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jessica Dawson, Reviews  
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