Below is an excerpt from Christoph Cox' catalog essay for the Audible Imagery
exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. http://www.mocp.org/exhibitions/2001/10/audible_imagery.php
Out on the sidewalk, M.W. Burns’s Posing Phrases (2001) offers a hilarious and alarming, literal and metaphorical
take on “the sound of photography.” The piece draws solely from the verbal ejaculations of the fashion photographer,
a staple of our cultural imagination ever since David Hemmings’s performance in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow
Up (1966). Exploiting sound’s capacity to be detached from image and context, the piece transforms the dictatorial commands
of the photographer into a disembodied sonic superego that, from nowhere, barks orders at passers-by.