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July Last Thursday Video Installation

This month Living Room is excited to present work by Hannah Piper Burns

July 25-Sept 25, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: July Last Thursday, July 25, 6-9 PM


Drinks and Munchies courtesy Living Room Realty

2009 – 2013

These pieces are about existing between worlds.
These pieces are about the inexorable draw of uncertainty.
These pieces are about the lifecycle of an identity.
These pieces are about the unnameable unfathomable inside.
Esther Williams (1921 – 2013) was an actress, swimmer, and progenitor
of the aquamusical.

Still from Mermaid Blues

Still from Mermaid Blues


The films featured in Mermaid Blues were all made while Williams was
under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer:
Bathing Beauty
Thrill of a Romance
This Time for Keeps
On an Island with You
The Million Dollar Mermaid

The music featured in Mermaid Blues is:
John Frusciante: murderers
HEALTH: glitter pills
Prefuse 73: preparation outro version
Daft punk: nightvision
Modeselektor: I love you


Hannah Piper Burns is a video/sound/installation artist, curator,
programmer, and writer whose interests lie at the interstices of folk art, digital
archives, found media, and poetry. She is constantly investigating the potential
of the human body to play jump rope with the Cartesian split. She co-directs
EFFportland (experimental film festival Portland), and co-runs the local
microcinema grand detour.

About the Gallery:

 The Light+Sound Window Gallery is a unique exhibition space dedicated to exhibiting new media contemporary art—namely video, film and sound art. The window gallery is located at 1422 NE Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon and is viewable 24/7. Artwork is rotated regularly with artist receptions for each exhibit occurring on the Last Thursday of the month. Living Room provides an honorarium to each exhibiting artist.

Living Room Realty is proud to provide exhibition space for artists who work in video and film. We understands the importance of contemporary art and believe that a strong Arts community in one of the fundamental pieces of a healthy city.

Light+Sound Window Gallery is curated by Gavin Shettler, a licensed Real Estate Broker with Living Room Realty. He can be reached at


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