current projects

The Making of Statues
(2009 - 2012)

Highlighting worship and immortality, Tara Lee Burns' The Making of Statues, is a multimedia work inspired by Greco-Roman and Egyptian imagery. In the 30-minute quintet, the dancers depict goddesses inhabiting a projected celestial environment that covers the floor, scrim and ceiling. The Making of Statues will be presented on March 17, 2012 at the Take Root Series in Queens, NY. Click here for more info.

Click here for photos by
Steven Schreiber.

"…a rather beautiful and elegant performance that was delicate but powerful…gliding bodies swayed, struggled and transcended the boundaries of reality."
Liz Belilovskaya, TimeSquare.com

The Soil Project (In progress)

The Soil Project investigates the friction between fantasy and reality by arranging and documenting healthy, luminous bodies buried in moist, nutritious soil. By combining photo and video techniques akin to crime scene documentation, with powerful, visceral, live movement, I’m attempting to identify and understand death by disguising life.


Click here for The Soil Project  website.


"The artist masterfully blurs the lines between life and death with her close up portraits of various body parts peaking out from underneath rich, dark soil. This installation may sound macabre, but the voice Burns interjects is full of life and vigor."
Natalie Morrison, MUSE Magazine