sean burn is a writer, performer and outsider artist with a growing international reputation. actively involved nationally in disability arts, he was shortlisted for a dadafest disability arts award 2009 and earlier this year completed a major residency at the new gallery walsall in association with dash (disability arts shropshire) where he worked to ‘reclaim the languages of lunacy’. his plays are performed by breaking binary; ctc; first draft; free-thinking festival (radio three); gobscure; half moon; maverick; pegasus; paines plough; queens hall arts; under construction; weaver-hughes ensemble in association with oval theatre; zeitgeist. his thirty poetry films have received many screenings worldwide, as well as at tate modern and national film theatre studios, london. exhibitions / installations / performances have been presented and toured with arcadea; cesta, czech republic; dada-south; dash; the door (birmingham rep); fotofeis and grampian hospital arts trust; fold and fred; gulbenkian canterbury and lit up; humber mouth festival; interarte, germany; lancaster university and lancaster litfest; new word order; odins glow; ovada; platform 00000008; shout festival; stanley picker gallery and the live art development agency. he has had three spoken word cd’s released, most recently speaksong with gareth mitchell, musician. skrev press (www.skrevpress.com) published a third full-length collection of his writing – wings are giving out – (isbn 978-1-904646-56-3) in 2009.
two new books are due in 2012 - molotovs happy hour (a novella from skrev press) and dante in the laundrette (a book of poetry from smokestack).
sean’s work can be found at http://vimeo.com/user2623542 (film), http://audioboo.fm/seanburn (soundworks / shorter spoken word), http://soundcloud.com/burnsean (soundscapes) and www.flickr.com/photos/burnsean (photos)
or follow his blog at http://gobscure.wordpress.com