9-channel video installation with 29.8 x 14 x 50.4 inch shipping crate. HD color, stereo sound, 20:11 minutes.
Originally commissioned by the Harvard Art Museums in response to the life and work of David Wojnarowicz. Survivor’s Remorse looks at how both art and bodies are maintained and the socio-economic influences that create a chasm between the value of things and people. This work examines the resources dedicated to the maintenance and care of artworks versus (artists) lives, especially those marginalized by illness or identity. The work is displayed on a synced grid of nine flat screen monitors. One of the monitors has been removed from the wall, with the cords (or guts) exposed, and is viewed from an open shipping crate. Evoking a sarcophagus, the crate represents the archive and the postmortem value of art.
SURVIVORS REMORSE, 2016 from A.K. Burns on Vimeo.