Martin and Burns began their collaborations in the video and sculpture programs at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University where they both received a B.F.A. Burns was born in 1968 and received his M.F.A. in video and performance from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993. Martin was born in 1969 and received his M.F.A. in video and sculpture from the University of California, San Diego in 2000. Burns creates videotapes, photographs, and installations exploring fictions that include zombie and afterlife relationships, experimental space programs, fictional medical practices, psychic slapstick/splatstick. Martin creates sculpture, print, performance and video works that examine various relationships the body has to urban architectures, landscapes, interactive technologies, and physiological and psychological testing procedures.