Headlands Center for the Arts


Peter Burr: Dirtscraper

Distanced Event
February 17–24

Streaming online

February 17, 2021

Price

Free

Telematic Media Arts and Headlands present Peter Burr’s Dirtscraper, part of Burr’s Responsive Eye: An Exhibition in Three Parts, presented by Telematic Media Arts. Streaming on-line at www.tttelematiccc.com, Dirtscraper is a generative work simulating an underground structure overseen by artificial intelligences who observe, learn, and make changes to the system.  

Peter Burr’s (AIR ‘19) exhibition, Responsive Eye, consists of several concurrent installations: Part I: People, Kid Games, and the Infinite at Telematic’s SOMA West gallery space; Part II: Black Square, presented by Telematic at Minnesota Street Project’s Black Box Gallery, and Part III: theshapeofempty.space presented online with support from Headlands Center for the Arts. The multi-part exhibition examines contemporary life in the grid and animates a philosophy of perception through a series of optical illusions, highlighting the limitations of our awareness. Through a friction of artificial human bodies and technologically-driven abstraction, a portrait emerges of an anxious, divided society testing the boundaries of attention.