peter burr

expanded works
. dirtscraper
. pattern language
. cave exits
. special effect
. green | red
. mwm
. digging fills

single-channel works
. the mess
. pattern language (cinema edition)
. special effect (cinema edition)
. green | red (cinema edition)
. alone with the moon

collaborations + commissions
. interference av
. the rare event
. nematodes
. the shape of indoor space
. descent

. arcology
. live television
. wayward fronds
. voluptuous panic
. colony of light
. holographers
. opinions
. autumn
. cable tv
. drowning club

early works
. cartune xprez
. future television
. faketrap
. dudulups
. gylden load
. super sellody
. junk spirals
. sneakers
. realer
. trash
. adventure
. slow dance recyttal
. crdbrd crystl vrtx
. spaces
. sdsta
. go
. den
. doos
. bountiful little dudes

contact
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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.

This work is part of my 'Aria End' collaboration made in conjuction with Porpentine. It was commissioned by the ICA at VCU for their inaugural exhbition.

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