Edwin Burdis

ARTISSIMA Dialogue 2017

3 November 2017 - 5 November 2017

Hall: Pink A / Booth: 13

Factory for an Opera

VITRINE will present a solo booth of Edwin Burdis as an installation. Burdis explores a unique and extravagant fusion between art, music and sub-cultural references, working across sound, sculpture, painting, drawing and performance. In his current practice he is focused on the production of an imagined opera, titled ‘Dry Stone Wall PA’ and set in Wales (where he has lived and worked since 2015). In his current and forthcoming exhibitions – including this Artissima booth – he creates works that are born from this factory for producing the opera, which include: an unusual cast of characters, dancers, singers, musicians, countryside landscapes, countryside architecture, musical instruments, a car mechanics and a car engine; depicting various themes reflecting on contemporary Britain. For Artissima, these elements become an assemble of sculptures, maquette, paintings, prints and wallpaper. All new works shown for the first time.

“Screw the Opera, we want to learn what is around the opera. It’s better, more interesting than the thing itself. A film, a moment. Sets, dancers, commercial bins, joy, the ever rolling hills, hay storage bags, pylons, magic, costumes, shitty canals, rally cars, chapels, sweat, blood, dome homes, sound systems, live and recorded song and dance. The audience would encounter a rehearsal for an opera which is never made.” – Edwin Burdis 2017

Edwin Burdis will be performing ‘The Amp’ at 4 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the time of the fair.

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Edwin Burdis, Artissima 2017. Installation view.

Edwin Burdis, Artissima 2017. Installation view.

Edwin Burdis, Artissima 2017. Installation view.

Edwin Burdis, Artissima 2017. Installation view.

Edwin Burdis, Artissima 2017. Installation view.

Edwin Burdis, Dry Stone PA, 2017. Cardboard, polystyrene, clay, spray paint, acrylic paint, dyed foam, resin. 70 x 150 x 150 cm

Edwin Burdis, Morning 2017, 2017. Spray, acrylic oil and pencil on plywood panel. Audio (00:02:52)

Edwin Burdis, L'Breast 1, 2017. Oil, acrylic spray paint and pencil on plywood. Audio (00:02:00).

Edwin Burdis, L'Breast 2, 2017. Oil, acrylic spray paint and pencil on plywood. Audio (00:02:00).

Edwin Burdis, L'Breast 3, 2017. Oil, acrylic spray paint and pencil on plywood. Audio (00:02:00).

Edwin Burdis, L'Breast Raw, 2017. Drawing, pencil on plywood. Audio.

Edwin Burdis, Little Big Man (Dyn Fawr Bach), 2017. Sculpture. 3D printed resin, acrylic, spray paint.

Edwin Burdis, How pink is my valley, 2017. Inkjet print on heavyweight paper. 90 x 114.7cm

Edwin Burdis, How purple is my valley, 2017. Inkjet print on heavyweight paper. 90 x 114.7cm

Edwin Burdis, How pea green is my valley, 2017. Inkjet print on heavyweight paper. 90 x 114.7cm

Edwin Burdis, Shit Coloured Spermatozoa Jetfighter, 2017. Model aircraft, acrylic, gloss and spray paint. 23 x 8 x 27 cm.

Edwin Burdis, The Amp, 2017. Performance.