Somewhere in the murky recesses of childhood memories—of Sunday morning television, mounds of improbably colored 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 synthesized 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 USA) is a visual artist whose recent work fosters an engagement with the history and psychology of virtual space. He has presented his work at venues such as Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and MoMA PS1, New York, NY. He is also the founder of CARTUNE XPREZ, an animation project that has toured through more than 25 countries over the past 10 years to present site-specific cartoon events. Part live theater, part psychedelic insurrection, and part roadshow, his work has become a touchstone for an experimental genre that animates its way out of Sunday morning cartoons to the extent of anarchy.