PETER BURR'S "CAVE EXITS"
PETER BURR’S “CAVE EXITS” OPENING RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY MAY 6th 2015 @ 3LD FROM 6-8PM
80 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK, NY
An ambitious new project by New York-based Peter Burr, CAVE EXITS is a multimedia narrative set inside a 4-channel video cube. Recalling the way we interact with online media – clicking, zooming, scrolling – it turns the visual archetype of the labyrinth into a circuit board for lost, anxious feelings.
In video games, there is the concept of a dungeon that generates itself: an endlessly mutating death labyrinth. From a simple shift in perspective (moving from within the constricted maze-paths to a vantage high above the spatial coil) the claustrophobic corridors become a dazzling pattern of complex artistry. Viewers will be unable to process all incoming information in a single sitting, having to choose between screens if they want to sate their curiosity and learn more about the shifting structure.
Unlike choosing between branches in an interactive narrative where the peripheral is an explicit set of controls, here the peripheral will be the human neck and eyes, allowing for expression beyond mere hardware.
Open to the public from Thursday May 7th to Tuesday May 12th between the hours of 2pm – 6pm.
In collaboration with Porpentine (text and story), John Also Bennett (music and sound), Mike Heavers (software engineering), Brandon Blommaert (animation), Brenna Murphy (animation)
Developed at 3LD Art & Technology Center as a project of
The 3-Legged Dog Liminal Stage Residency Program. Co-Presented by MONO NO AWARE
ABOUT PETER BURR:
Peter Burr (b. 1980) is an artist from Brooklyn, NY, USA. His work has been presented in a variety of spaces including floating cinemas, cartoon schools, semi-legalized squats, libraries, national museums and more. This includes Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and MoMA PS1, New York, NY.