peter burr


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. It was commissioned by the ICA at VCU for their inaugural exhibition.