David R. Burns (USA)
David Burns holds a MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design. After practicing digital art in New York City for nearly a decade, David now works as an assistant professor in the College of Mass Communication Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He specializes in 3D computer modeling, animation, digital video and digital media theory.
Title: Zikaron, 2010, 1:45
The abstract 3D animation, Zikaron, serves as a light to remember and honor those who perished in the Holocaust. The fire and fragmentation of glass in Zikaron recall the violent pogroms against the Jewish people in Germany and across Europe. These violent attacks are collectively called Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, and these events signaled the beginning of the Nazi execution of over 6 million Jewish men, women, and children between 1938 and 1945.
Remember Kristallnacht; Remember the Jewish men, women, and children murdered in the Holocaust; Remember those who resisted the Nazis; Remember, so that future generations do not forget.