Simmons and Burke

Simmons & Burke pull sound and image from the Internet to create their dense, layered works. The collaborative team has combined over 15,000 found images to form a single piece. Similarly, their audio works feature endless loops of merged sounds, samples, and voices. The results are hypersaturated pieces with multiple narratives—not unlike Hieronymus Bosch paintings reconceived for our time. Case Simmons and Andrew Burke began their collaboration in 2006 with their Temple series. Case Simmons studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and Andrew Burke received his MM from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Their work is held in La Colección Jumex in Mexico City, and in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Courtesy of the artists and Michael Kohn Gallery.

Simmons & Burke are featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Price Latimer Agah

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