Cave Exits

@ Bank Hill Ice House

In video games, there is the concept of a dungeon that generates itself - an endlessly mutating death labyrinth. Burr sets this living structure inside a 4-channel video cube. Cave Exits is a Tarkovsky-inspired multimedia narrative that recalls the way we interact with online media – clicking, zooming, scrolling – turning the visual archetype of the labyrinth into a circuit board for our lost, anxious feelings. With simple shifts in perspective, the claustrophobic corridors become a dazzling pattern of complex artistry. Unable to process all incoming information in a single sitting, viewers are forced to choose between screens. Unlike choosing between branches in an narrative where the peripheral is an explicit set of controls, here the peripheral is the human neck and eyes, allowing for expression beyond mere hardware.

 

 

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Cave Exits is sponsored by Simpsons Malt. 

Credits

Cast: Animated

Writer: Porpentine

Sound: John Also Bennett

 

Peter Burr is an American artist who has exhibited a considerable number of works throughout the United States. He is a current New York Film Academy fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts. His artistic interests now predominantly lie in video and using shapes and cinematic mashups. Burr's work has been shown in a wide range of spaces over the past decade, from floating cinemas to cartoon schools, semi-legalized squats, libraries, and national museums, including MoMA PS1, le Centre Pompidou, and The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Selected works

Arcology, 2015
Blue Material, 2015
Special Effect, 2013
Green | Red, 2012
Alone With The Moon, 2011
Junk Spirals, 2009
Gylden Load, 2008

SatanDeathSnakeTrainAwesome, 2003

 


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Artist Peter Burr Country USA Year 2015 Duration 30 minutes Cert 12a