I am a London based artist working across choreography, poetry and live art practices. My research is concerned with excavating alternative paradigms to patriarchal and colonial epistemologies – through site-specific and land-based performance, divination, spiritual practices and systems constellations. I am particularly influenced by Native and First Nations (North American) methodologies and mythologies as sites of decolonial resistance.

I often work with land as primary collaborator, exploring relational, material-lead and sound-based methods for communicating with the nonhuman. 

Performances, sculpture, film and sound work arising from these encounters is concerned with (re-)activating the perceptions and slippages opened up by such modes of knowing, in order to access (new)/ancient relationships between time, place, language, material bodies, symbol and gesture. Memory stored in human, non-human bodies, sound and the body of the land, are imagined as substances from which to remember possible futures.

I am a Tutor of Critical Studies on the BA Fine Art Degree at Goldsmiths University, where I am pursuing a practice-based PhD. I also work as a Kundalini yoga teacher, researching Naad (sound work) in spiritual practice, and I am training in and developing a form of system constellations specific to creative practice.


For workshops, performances and projects you can email me at laura-burns@live.co.uk