Peter Burr

Peter Burr (b. 1980) is an artist from Brooklyn, NY. A master of computer animation with a gift for creating images and environments that hover on the
boundary between abstraction and figuration, Burr has in recent years devoted himself to exploring the concept of an endlessly mutating labyrinth. His practice often engages with tools of the video game industry in the form of immersive cinematic artworks. These pieces have been presented internationally by various institutions including Documenta 14, Athens; MoMA PS1, New York; and The Barbican Centre, London. Previously Burr worked under the alias Hooliganship and founded the video label Cartune Xprez through which he produced hundreds of live multimedia exhibitions and touring programs showcasing a multi-generational group of artists at the forefront of experimental animation. His practice has been recognized through grants and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), a Creative Capital Grant (2016), and a Sundance New Frontier Fellowship (2016). He is currently a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the
Arts in Society.

(c) Peter Burr, Dirtscraper

As part of the interactive performance platform that will be the centerpiece of the B3 2019's 800 square meter main exhibition area, Peter Burr is one of the three artists from the New York artist group 3LD Art & Technology Center + 3-Legged Dog Media & Theater to present their current works to a European audience for the first time.

Digital media artist Peter Burr will be presenting Dirtscraper, a room-size virtual reality game, at the B3 Leading Exhibition. It simulates a post-apocalyptic future in which humans live in a vast, multi-layered subterranean complex whose lives are determined by the strange whims of artificial intelligence.