Somewhere in the murky recesses of childhood memories—of Sunday-morning television, mounds of improbably coloured junk food, and inane addictive jingles—lurks Peter Burr, a tech-gnostic agent. His mission: to subjugate the innerspace, chock open the escape hatch, and enable the immoderate two-way flow of synthesised realities. Burr’s green-screen dream is yours too. A television is broadcasting from within you as you watch it; a boiling, aberrant, hysterical fusion of mind and matter, technology and cultural form. Confronting the malaise of too much television, Burr’s diagnosis is also his prescription: more of the same!
Peter Burr (b. 1980) is an artist from Brooklyn, New York. His work has been presented in a variety of spaces including Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and the International Film Festival, Rotterdam. Past residencies include the MacDowell Colony (NH); Bemis Center (NE); and IMPAKT Works, Utrecht (NL). He is also the founder of Cartune Xprez.
“AO Interview — Peter Burr before his “SPECIAL EFFECT” performance at the Museum of the Moving Image,” D. Creahan, ArtObserved, January 17, 2013.
“The Dream Outside: An Interview with Peter Burr About Cartune Xprez,” Caroline Picard, Bad at Sports, June 22, 2011.
Peter Burr, March 2013 from Gorky’s Granddaughter on Vimeo.