peter burr


dirtscraper



Dirtscraper simulates an underground structure whose 'smart architecture' is overseen by artificial intelligences -- spatial and social designers that observe, learn, and make changes to the system. Unaware of the control exerted by these entities, residents move through spaces that reflect varied economies and class hierarchies. Periodically this system will interject one of 48 cinematic interludes that reveal different facets of life in this decaying arcology.

Watch a 10-minute sample of the projected video here.

This work is part of my 'Aria End' collaboration made in conjuction with Porpentine.

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TECHNICAL INFO
- software (color, sound) for screen or projector
- dimensions variable
- approximately 90 minutes



EXHIBITION HISTORY
-2020-
Monira Foundation. Online
-2020- GNRATION Gallery. Braga, PT
-2020- bitforms gallery. New York, NY
-2020- Yeltsin Center. Yekaterinburg, RU
-2020- Gasteig Munchen. Munich, DE
-2020- Pallas Theater. Nicosia, CY 
-2020- Libraries Unlimited. Exeter, UK.
-2020- CerModern. Ankara, TU
-2020- Laboral Centro de Arte. Gijon, ES
-2020- Gotzendammerung. Munich, DE
-2020- Fundacja Photon. Krakow, PL 
-2019- Frankfurter Buchmesse. Frankfurt, DE
-2019- Transfer. New York, NY
-2019- Ars Electronica, Linz. AT
-2019- ATA, San Francisco. CA
-2019- Sundance Film Festival. Park City, UT
-2018- The Museum of the Moving Image. Queens, NY
-2018- Atonal. Berlin, DE
-2018- Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. Richmond, VA


ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION CREDITS
- text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
- programming by Mark Fingerhut
- additional programming by Oren Shoham
- music and sound design by John Also Bennett
- additional graphics by Brandon Blommaert, Eric Carlson, and Brenna Murphy


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