peter burr


the mess



A journey to the threshold of a utopian labyrinth. We follow the perspective of a solitary woman who descends into an abandoned subterranean arcology. She is tasked with cleaning up the mess that has spawned from this feral structure, becoming lost in the process.

It premiered in 2016 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and has since won numerous awards including the Grand Jury Prize and Critics Choice Award at 25FPS and the Grand Prize at Supernova Digital Arts Festival. Watch a clip here.


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TECHNICAL INFO
- single channel video (color, sound) for screen or projector
- 16:9 landscape orientation, dimensions variable
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14:00


SCREENING HISTORY
-2019- Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporania. Valencia, ES
-2019- ATA. San Francisco, CA.
-2018- Galerie Irrgang. Berlin, DE
-2018- Barbican Centre. London, UK
-2018- Worm. Rotterdam, NL
-2018- KRAAK Festival. Brussels, BE
-2018- Slovenska Kinoteka. Ljubljana, SI
-2018- Studentski Centar. Zagreb, HR
-2018- Wolf Kino. Berlin, DE
-2018- Parkway Theater. Baltimore, MD.
-2018- Conversations At The Edge. Chicago, IL
-2017- Hara Art Museum. Tokyo, JP
-2017- Cine Nouveau. Osaka, JP
-2017- Doshisha University. Kyoto, JP
-2017- Anthology FIlm Archives. New York, NY
-2017- Kunsthalle Mannheim. Mannheim, DE
-2017- Electrotheatre. Moscow, RU
-2017- Corner Theater. Busan, KR
-2017- Lyttleton Theater. Birmingham, UK
-2017- Ghosting. Los Angeles, CA
-2017- David Brower Center. Berkeley, CA
-2017- Shattuck Cinemas. Berkeley, CA
-2017- Moscow International Experimental Film Festival. Moscow, RU
-2017- Columbus College of Art and Design. Columbus, OH
-2017- Reel Social Club. Denver, CO
-2017- Microscope. Brooklyn, NY
-2017- Institute of Modern Art. Brisbane, AU.
-2017- Flatpack Festival. Birmingham, UK
-2017- Denver Film Society. Denver, CO
-2017- Festifreak. Buenos Aires, BR
-2017- Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, MA
-2017- Grosse Pointe Public Library. Grosse Pointe, MI
-2017- Nickelodeon Theatre. Columbia, SC
-2017- Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bloomfield Hills, MI
-2017- Ann Arbor District Library. Ann Arbor, MI
-2017- Speed Art Museum. Louisville, KY
-2017- Grand Illusion Theatre. Seattle, WA
-2017- Edge Hill University. Ormskirk, UK
-2017- Northern Michigan University. Marquette, MI
-2017- Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN
-2017- Indie Memphis Film Fest. Memphis, TN
-2017- Open City Cinema. Winnipeg, MB
-2017- John Lee Theater. Birmingham, UK
-2017- TenThousand. Los Angeles, CA
-2016- London International Animation Festival. London, UK
-2016- Roulette. Brooklyn, NY. Optics
-2016- Institute of Modern Art. Brisbane, AU. Queensland Film Festival
-2016- Architekturforum Winterthur. Winterthur, CH
-2016- Edinburgh International Film Festival. Edinburgh, UK
-2016- MoogFest. Durham, NC
-2016- Central Saint Martins. London, UK
-2016- Chicago Underground Film Festival. Chicago, IL
-2016- Crossroads. San Francisco, CA
-2016- Haus Der Elektronischen Kunste. Basel, CH
-2016- Grace Street Theater. Richmond, VA
-2016- D.A.H Project. Shiraz, IR
-2016- Ditch Projects. Eugene, OR
-2016- Coaxial. Los Angeles, CA
-2016- Casket Cinema. Minneapolis, MN
-2016- Rice Cinema. Houston, TX
-2016- Detroit Film Theater. Detroit. MI
-2016- Mini Microcinema. Cincinatti. OH
-2016- University of Missouri. Kansas City, MO
-2016- Ambika P3. London, UK
-2016- 25FPS. Zagreb, HR
-2016- Art-Kino Croatia. Rijeka, HR
-2016- Imagine Science Film Festival. New York, NY
-2016- Supernova Digital Arts Festival. Denver, CO
-2016- Institute for Contemporary Art. London, UK
-2016- The American Museum of Natural History. New York, NY
-2016- Whitechapel Gallery. London, UK
-2016- Union Cinema. Milwaukee, WI. Eyeworks
-2016- Swiss Architecture Museum. Basel, CH
-2016- Royal College of Art. London, UK
-2016- Toolbox. Turin, IT
-2016- Ann Arbor Film Festival. Ann Arbor, MI
-2016- International Film Festival Rotterdam. Rotterdam, NL

AWARDS
-2016 Supernova Digital Arts Festival Grand Prize
-2016 25FPS International Experimental Film/Video Festival Critics Choice Award
-2016
25FPS International Experimental Film/Video Festival Grand Jury Prize


ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION CREDITS
- text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
- music and sound design by John Also Bennett
- additional graphics by Brenna Murphy


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