Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - This Land - Visualmyth

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings "This Land Is Your Land This Land Is My Land" written by Woody Guthrie. Public Domain film clips of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960 - 1968 and beyond. Visualmyth produced by Patrick Burke.


Geoffrey Oryema - Exile - Visualmyth

Geoffrey Oryema - "Exile" from the album Exile. © Geoffrey Oryema.
This visualmyth uses the fabric design on canvas as a backdrop for an original work on paper, 17"x14". The canvas is just the right weight to animate it with the "make the bed" technique. 
Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.


50th Anniversary of the Potsdam Conference - Lightbox Images

As part of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference in Potsdam, Germany, I participated by having an exhibition of digitally altered and printed images that were placed in 160 lightboxes at tram and bus stops throughout Potsdam, as well as a smaller number in Berlin and in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
My goal was to create a reflection of 50 years of history when the people of Potsdam were living the consequences of the Potsdam Conference. I did this by using photographs from the DOK film studio archives, photographs taken by Potsdam photographer Martin Seidel, and photographs from personal archives of the people of Potsdam, as well as photographs that I took in Potsdam while working on the project. By digitally altering the images and creating a sort of "digital collage" my goal was to use computer technology to combine layers of time, creating an image that evokes a glance in all directions. Using a means of communication usually dominated by advertising to express more than the enticement to consume, my goal was to broaden opportunities for advertisers and invite the public to use the lightboxes as a reflection of their own creativity.
This image is a collage of images from the DOK Film Archive, used with permission, and from photograghs that I took in Sanssouci.
My intent in creating this image was to salute the creative spirit of filmmakers who persevered in the years 1945-1995.
Corporate sponsors for the project were : Wall AG, Berlin, Germany. ESC, Badsalzuflen, Germany.
OCE' Germany, and Color Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.


John Mayall - California - Edward Weston - Charis Wilson - Visualmyth


John Mayall - California. From "Turning Point" 1969. Written by John Mayall and Steve Thompson. Edward Weston and Charis Wilson, from The Photographer 1949. Willard Van Dyke, Phototgraphy and Director. Public Domain film. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.


Berliner Zeitung - #153 July 3,1991 ("Ich bin ein wirklich stabiles Genie")

- - - - VIVID COLORS FOR A SMALLER WORLD - AMERICAN ARTIST EXHIBITS IN TREPTOW - - - - "The world has become smaller, and the distance betweeen things shorter." The American artist Patrick Burke, who since yesterday has been showing his exhibition "On the Surface of Our Moon" at Kulturehaus Treptow, is a widely traveled man and knows whereof he speaks. "Man has conquered the distance to the moon, and has left behind his traces there. You here in Germany have bridged the gap between East and West, and are again one people." As the son of a U.S. soldier, Burke grew up in Germany. Later he settled on the American West Coast, then spent many years on board a fishing fleet in the Alaskan waters, and worked as a cowboy and a poultry farmer in the Vermont woods*. The experience of a life filled with variety are mirrored in Burke's paintings, which come alive with a charming alternation between abstraction and reality. Burke also finds themes in the political issues of the day, as in his painting depicting the misery of the Kurdish refugees and the opening of the Brandenburg Gate. His interesting work style, pressing acrylic paint or pastel ink onto colorful backgrounds using a cold-needle technique, produces an extraordinary line and special expression. "I've always been a little skeptical of the art scene," says the self taught Burke, who has never studied painting. "Furthermore, I distrust galleries; it's better to take your own opportunities in hand as much as possible." Burke, who has had some success in America and is showing in Europe for the first time, has held himself to this conviction. His friend, Rob Schrama, a Dutch performance artist, has helped with the organization of Burke's trip to Europe, which will go on to Amsterdam after the show in Berlin. Burke's work is on display until August 23 in the gallery at 5 Puschkinallee. This is the gallery's premier showing of the work of an American artist. Those interested in purchasing pictures should expect prices in the range of 380 to 2,700 German Marks. Jakob Augstein - - - - * CORRECTION * Herdsman on a dairy farm in Vermont, not "cowboy and poultry farmer etc." Organic Jersey cows, cedar sawdust on the barn floor, a big stained glass window...not a chicken in sight. (lost in translation but the thought of life on a poultry farm is not apealling at all, even in Vermont.) PB. (The mayor of East Berlin bought a work, the Brandenburg Gate inspired work titled "Just A Road, Just A Road.").
* I post this "personal history" to refute the abstoßend ignorance of the current president of the USA.
Schändlich, der Tiefpunkt des Experiments!


Gazing Upward While Inciting the 25th Amendment - "nos orare"

"Citius in melius est pro mundi." The sooner the better for the sake of the world. Trigger Warning!.                                         


Crosby Stills & Nash - Marrakech Express - Picasso - Visualmyth

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Marrakech Express. Warner Music Group. Fortunes of War - BBC, WGBH Boston, Pirimetime TV, train scene. Pablo Picasso, Garçon à la Pipe. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.


Alabaster - Visualmyth

Paper cutouts on alabaster surfaces. With scenes from "The Innocent" ("L'innocente") directed by Luchino Visconti and "Dersu Uzala" directed by Akira Kurosawa. "Preludio-Fantasia" composed by Gaspar Cassadó. Aurore Dassesse, cello. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.


"Peace on Earth = Now or Never" мир на земле = сейчас или никогда

John F. Kennedy's lucid warning to generations in the crosshairs of nuclear weapons. Contains excerpts from his American University Speech, June 10, 1963. "Give Peace a Chance" is a 1969 single by (John Lennon's) Plastic Ono Band. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
지구상의 평화 = 지금 또는 결코 "Peace on Earth = Now or Never"


Harry Manx - I'm On Fire - Visualmyth

Harry Manx performing at l'Église Unie Emmanuel, Cowansville, Quebec, May 6, 2017. "I'm On Fire" written by Bruce Springsteen. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.


Slow Down Small Town - Bria Kelly - original version - Visualmyth

Slow Down Small Town written by Tom Callagy. Vocals by Bria Kelly, original version. Tom Callagy, guitar. 
Five paintings by Edward Hopper, animated by Patrick Burke. Powered by ONADIME. Public domain film.
Created to celebrate the life of a wonderful person, Tom Callagy. 
Slow Down Small Town © Tom Callagy. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.


Egyptian Scribe - Visualmyth

Inspired by the ancient Egyptian God Thoth, inventor of writing. "The myth of Thoth". 
Music by Alo Jihad Racy. Traditional Near Eastern instruments were used in making this recording, including the nay, salamiyyah, buzuq, mijwiz, mizmar and others. Ancient Egyptian Music - Hymn for the Sunrise © Alo Jihad Racy. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.


the Voomers - I Am Painting - 2017

                            "Angels playing in the clouds while we're playing poker here."
"I Am Painting" written by Joe Reno, vocals, guitar Joe Reno. Edd Cox guitar. Synthesizer and background vocals Patrick Burke. I Am Painting © Joe Reno. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.


"Pastures of Plenty" - Odetta - Weston - Wilson - Visualmyth

"Pastures of Plenty" written by Woody Guthrie. Sung by Odetta. Edward Weston and Charis Wilson, from The Photographer 1949. Willard Van Dyke, Phototgraphy and Director. Public Domain film. Bob Dylan, 30 seconds of guitar. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.


The Rolling Stones - "Out Of Time" - Visualmyth

"Out of Time" - The Rolling Stones. Jagger/Richards. From Aftermath, 1966. Théodore Géricault, "The Raft of the Medusa". J. M. W. Turner, "The Blue Rigi Lake of Lucerne Sunrise", Marcel Mindlin, "Black Wave". Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
"Cum Amentesne Scintilla Flamma". "When the insane spark the flame".
"I pray to the Lord that it's identity is preserved and strengthened for the benefit of the Holy Land, the Middle East and the whole world and that wisdom and prudence prevail to prevent new elements of tension from being added to a global context already convulsed by so many cruel conflicts." - Pope Francis.

The Neo Knucklehead is a Big Mac Fueled Timebomb... ticking

The current President is a threat to American democracy and to the existence of our planet and "tribes". He is a nuclear war primed to explode. His goal is worldwide chaos. He is a fundamentalist tool.  Act now Congress or the "experiment" will be over. 
Don't be bullied by the mentally unhinged gold plated turd. Find courage or resign.
"A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support." Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792.
"Enough!" original image by Art Chantry, used with permission.