peter burr


the continuous monument



An infinitely scrolling landscape of construction and collapse, THE CONTINUOUS MONUMENT depicts a self-generating world of disassembled body parts as a site of spectacle. Tourists mingle, stare, and idle within a landscape of scattered oversized limbs in candy-colored variety. The artwork employs a collection of algorithmic systems in the development of this tableaux including crowd simulation, building assembly, and music generation. What emerges is an endlessly expanding vertical landmark in constant limbo.

The title pays homage to a 1969 artwork by the experimental architecture group SUPERSTUDIO. Their anti-architectural proposals used grid systems as a way to mediate space, often critiquing the dehumanizing tendencies of urban planning in the modern age.

Video documentation can be seen here.



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TECHNICAL INFO
- software for LED screens
- dimensions variable
- infinite duration


EXHIBITION HISTORY
-2021 - 150 Media Stream. Chicago, IL


ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION CREDITS
- programming by Oren Shoham and Jeremy Rotsztain


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