Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin

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Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin began their collaborations in the video and sculpture programs at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, where they both received their BFAs, 1990 and 1992 respectively. Burns was born in 1968 and received his MFA in video and performance from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993. Martin was born in 1969 and received an MFA in media and sculpture from The University of California, San Diego in 2000. Together, they have based their single channel videotapes, curations and current performance works on their research into diverse Séance-fictions including reimagined educational practices, cryptozoological musicals, and trans-human stories. They have jointly participated in residencies at Eyebeam,and The Experimental Television Center in New York State. In 2003, Electronic Arts Intermix commissioned their net art project, “Lesson Stalls:Learning Net” which can be found at