With a vested interest in all things pulp: TV sitcoms, comics, B-horror movies and Time Life Books, Dan Woerner and Kate Burnet weave together new narratives with disparate parts through their animated videos, drawings, and installations. Certain themes and images are regular players in their work such as the desert, whales, abandoned urban landscapes, cars on fire, bad weather, flannel shirts and other instruments for taking a look at the American experience. By primarily using the language of filmmaking, the artists extract characters in order to highlight their role as conduits of heartbreak and reconciliation. Viewers are invited to contemplate the darker corners of the everyday through interactive experiences made up of videos, drawings, and props. Dan Woerner and Kate Burnet are most interested in the refuse the rest of us would prefer to forget. Their work grafts our memories of the past with our prospects for the future from fragments of pop culture and other detritus to tell stories that are old as dirt.
Kate's ArtPrize Entries
These are Kate's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.