peter burr


pattern language (cinema edition)



'Pattern Language' is a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander to quantify 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, Alexander's design theories are applied towards the construction of a generative video game labyrinth resulting in a rhythmic animation made of rippling, skipping, and strobing arrays of light. The whole environment is infused with a procedural vitality brought forth through cellular automata and crowd simulation algorithms.

This film premiered in 2017 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. View an excerpt here.



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TECHNICAL INFO
- single channel video (b+w, sound) for screen or projector
- 16:9 landscape orientation, dimensions variable
- 10:00


SCREENING HISTORY
-2019- Centrequatre. Paris, FR
-2019- ATA. San Francisco, CA
-2018- Times Square. New York, NY
-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
-2018- Hong Kong Film Festival. Hong Kong, CN
-2018- Roxy Theater. Missoula, MT
-2018- Cosmic Rays Film Festival. Chapel Hill, NC
-2018- Macao. Milan, IT
-2018- Uplink Theater. Tokyo, JP
-2017- Hara Art Museum. Tokyo, JP
-2017- Cine Nouveau. Osaka, JP
-2017- Doshisha University. Kyoto, JP
-2017- New Chitose Animation Festival. Sapporo, JP
-2017- Anthology FIlm Archives. New York, NY
-2017- Kunsthalle Mannheim. Mannheim, DE
-2017- London International Animation Festival. London, UK
-2017- Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival. Aguilar de Campoo, ES
-2017- Supernova. Denver, CO
-2017- 25FPS. Zagreb, HR
-2017- Liau Liau Art Space. Taipei, Taiwan
-2017- Kunst Film Festival. Berlin, DE
-2017- London Underground Film Festival. London, UK
-2017- Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Latinoamericano. Buenos Aires, AR
-2017- International Film Festival Rotterdam. Rotterdam, NL
-2017- SFMoMA. San Francisco, CA
-2017- IndieLisboa. Lisbon, PT
-2017- Korean Film Archive.Seoul, KR
-2017- David Brower Center. Berkeley, CA
-2017- Centre for Contemporary Arts. Glasgow, UK
-2017- Raumstation. Zurich, CH
-2017- John Lee Theater. Birmingham, UK
-2017- TenThousand. Los Angeles, CA
-2017- Projections at NYFF. New York, NY
-2017- Roulette. Brooklyn, NY


ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION CREDITS
- programming by Mark Fingerhut
- music and sound design by John Also Bennett
- additional graphics by Brenna Murphy


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