Contender: Maria Burns

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Maria Burns Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image. Maria found her niche combining her newfound art with her love of psychology, creating work that attempts to understand how social interactions are defined by physical spaces. With her first short film, entitled Tendance Brute, Maria brings her defined aesthetic sense into the motion world.

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When did you make this film?
October, 2012

What was this for?
Tendance Brute began as a personal project, but culminated in a featured placement on the front page of Interview Magazine

Can you tell us the story behind the film?
Tendance Brute gears towards the interrogation of beauty as a cultural commodity. How can we capture timeless beauty to the point of its absolute conformity within our time and space? The video takes place in a devoid environment where the visual identity of a bare being moves out of a basic habitat and transforms into a determined and elegant woman.

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