peter burr

pattern language

"Pattern Language" is a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander describing the aliveness of certain human ambitions through an index of structural patterns. Some advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems. In this piece, the vocabulary of Alexander’s system is employed towards the construction of an endlessly mutating labyrinth. It premiered as a 4-channel video installation and has since been adapted to film and a variety of custom installation formats, including an array of hundreds of LED bilboards for Times Square's Midnight Moment.

This work premiered in September, 2016 at 3-Legged Dog Art & Technology Center in New York, NY. View documentation of the inaugural installation here.

Watch an interview about this work's Midnight Moment here.