peter burr


special effect (cinema edition)


Special Effect explores "The Zone", a space from Tarkovsky's film "Stalker" in which our normal rules of physics are suspended. We follow 3 men as they journey deep into this environment hoping to steal a glimpse of its rumored power. The fractured and spiraling narrative is traversed through a hypnotizing blend of live action and various digital animation styles. The soundtrack alternately drones and soars as we travel across an entrancing depiction of this fantastical space and spend time with the characters who have chosen to inhabit it. Stylistically drawing from many contemporary practices, My own work shifts between different visual styles while incorporating commissioned content from Brandon Blommaert, Jacob Ciocci, Billy Grant, Brenna Murphy, Yoshi Sodeoka, and Ola Vasiljeva.

.It is currrently available online through Undervolt.


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TECHNICAL INFO
- single channel video (color, sound) for screen or projector
- 16:9 landscape orientation, dimensions variable
- 22:00


SCREENING HISTORY
-2021- Telematic Media Arts. Online
-2020- The Wrong. Online
-2019- ATA. San Francisco, CA
-2018- Antanas Moncys House Museum. Palanga, LT
-2018- GLAS Animation Festival. Berkeley, CA
-2018- Mannheim Kunsthalle. Mannheim, DE
-2018- Anthology Film Archives. New York, NY
-2018- Cine Nouveau. Osaka, JP
-2018- Hara Art Museum. Tokyo, JP
-2018- Barbican Centre. London, UK
-2018- KRAAK Festival. Brussels, BE
-2018- Slovenska Kinoteka. Ljubljana, SI
-2018- Studentski Centar. Zagreb, HR
-2018- Wolf Kino. Berlin, DE
-2018- WORM. Rotterdam, NL
-2018- Parkway Theater. Baltimore, MD
-2018- Conversations At The Edge. Chicago, IL
-2018- ATA. San Francisco, CA
-2016 - Coaxial. Los Angeles, CA


ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION CREDITS
- music and sound design by Seabat
- additional graphics and story consultation by Billy Grant
- featuring animations by Yoshi Sodeoka, Ola Vasiljeva, Jacob Ciocci, Brandon Blommaert, and Brenna Murphy


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