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Burke Jam


MFA Thesis: The Shadow of Polaris: Understanding Sound and Place


Burke Jam was born and raised in Montana. He received his BA in Fine Art From the University of Montana, Missoula. After living and working in Seattle, WA he returned to his home state to pursue an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Montana School of Art.



Conductivity ((((((((  )))))))) Resistivity
Perception, Perspective, Place.
The object is ephemeral, the object is sound.
Is asking the question not the beginning of the answer?  Come to the table; enter the dialogue. The answer is not the ending it is the next beginning: the new absolute zero. The more we peel back, remove and subtract away, the more the subtleties begin to speak.  Until they themselves (have become a deafening roar) ask too, for us to reach further into the heart of their perceived oblivion: an ever-expanding circle within an ever-expanding circle within an ever-expanding circle… And in its center: no center, but another point of beginning and another nothing. Center is only a matter of perspective. I was raised in rural Montana. This experience: of land, of place, and the sounds of place informs my perspective, my work.