Edwin Burdis (Newcastle) explores a unique and extravagant fusion between art, music and sub-cultural references, working across sound, sculpture, painting and drawing.
His drawings and paintings often set the tone for performances, all part of an on-going compulsion to produce.
In recent work, including ‘Fruit Machine’ and ‘MegaDairyPigFarm’, an opera is presented with a painting or series of paintings and acts as a link between the striking and surreal imagery and his rich sound vocabulary. Music acts both as a generating and resulting factor.
Differentiating it from entertainment and eliminating what the artist describes as a ‘pay-off’ for the viewer; a performance he hopes will leave the viewer wanting more and making their own connections between all the elements in the gallery space.
Event: 4 Days September 2013 http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/edwin-burdis-living-room-opera