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Burt Barr

 (21st century)
Burt Barr is active/lives in New York.  Burt Barr is known for video artist.

Biography   Burt Barr


Burt Barr's luminous tapes--spare, succinct (often no more than 15 minutes, sometimes less than 2), with and without sound--are elegantly conceived, fastidious presentations that might be described as post-New-Wave retro.  Part documentary, part feature in appearance, they combine the experience of real time and straight shooting with the scripted. A director who both seizes opportunity and is a control freak, Barr explains, 'My best footage happens when the camera's been left running. Others have the tendency to shut a camera off as soon as a take's been done, but I leave it running, recording. Many of my pieces are built on accidents, no matter how precise they later appear. (1)

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