Jack Straw New Media Gallery University District
April 5–June 7, Mondays–Fridays
Recommended by Jasmyne Keimig
Multimedia artist and Cornish assistant professor Erin Elyse Burns’s new exhibition takes me back to eighth-grade science class, where we learned that liquid assumes the shape of its container. Burns plays with that idea, too. In one channel of a two-channel video projection, a naked body lies in a metal tub slowly filling with blue liquid, all of it set against a black background. It’s an arresting image. The show consists of videos with images that stick, minute details that might be passed over given intense focus. Brushing one’s hair. Sweeping. Walking. Motionless bodies covered in black silk. These moments are heightened with sounds of gulping, breathing, wind. Visit To Take the Shape of a Container and be immersed.