A.K. Burns: Negative Space
Deploying science fiction, material feminism, eco-anarchism, queer theory, and technoscience, 2015 Grantee A.K. Burns explores the fraught relationships between humanity and nature in their Creative Capital multimedia work, Negative Space (2015–23). This nonlinear allegory provokes questions about marginalized bodies, environmental fragility and technology. Developed as a cycle of four video installations, Negative Space imagines new relationships to the spaces we occupy and the impact of our bodies in these spaces through imagery, research and critical and creative writings. Set in a speculative present, the tetralogy envisions a new materialist cosmology wherein hierarchical relations are transformed.