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David Burden

MA work


With the arrival of home video, the relationship between cinema and habitation changed. The living room became a site for spectacle and temporal mediation.

Using technology that has faded from general day to day use I'm attempting to investigate the value and action they have upon a viewer today through the materiality and limitations of the format. This centres on the emotional effect of reintroducing past technology in present context, questioning the frame through temporal mediation and the elasticity pertaining to the cellular structuring of traditional animation techniques. 

Drip, drip, drop
Little April shower
Beating a tune as you fall all around
Drip, drip, drop
Little April shower
What can compare with your beautiful sound?
Beautiful sound, beautiful sound
Drip, drop, drip, drop
Drip, drip, drop
When the sky is cloudy
Your pretty music will
Brighten the day
Drip, drip, drop
When the sky is cloudy
You come along with a
Song right away
Come with your beautiful music


  • Video Head
  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2014

  • I am a moving image/sound artist, working in London and Kent.

    I utilise various image-making technologies (VHS/iPhones/Super8mm) to create my work, with the aim of investigating the intersectional relationships between active/passive, light/dark and human/technological.

    Additionally I'm working in collaboration with a group of artists based in north-west Kent, focusing on the regeneration of local arts culture/community through engagement with councils, schools and the towns people.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Film Studies & Creative Music Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • The Pie Factory, Margate, 2014; Revival Contemporary Art Exhibition, Dartford, 2013