Opening this week at the 3LD Art & Technology Center, NYC is an exhibition of work by Peter Burr titled “Pattern Language.” The show draw on footage from a videogame called Aria End that Burr is currently developing with celebrated author of interactive fiction Porpentine. According to Creative Capital, which is funding the project (Gamescenes notes) – “Aria End employs the video game concept of an endlessly mutating death labyrinth, projecting this world inside a 4-channel video cube.”
The exhibition description:
“Pattern Language” is a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander describing the aliveness of certain human ambitions through an index of structural patterns. Some advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems. In this installation, Peter Burr employs the vocabulary of Alexander’s system towards the construction of an endlessly mutating death labyrinth, projecting this world inside an immersive multi-channel video environment.
Peter Burr (b. 1980) is an artist from Brooklyn, NY, USA specializing in animation and performance. His work has been presented at venues across the world including Le Centre Pompidou, Paris; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid; and MoMA PS1, New York. His recent work explores the concept of an endlessly mutating death labyrinth and is being expanded into a video game through the support of Creative Capital and Sundance. Previously, he worked under the alias Hooliganship and in 2006 founded the video label Cartune Xprez, through which he produced live multimedia exhibitions showcasing artists working in experimental animation.
3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street
New York City, NY
Monday, September 26th – Thursday, September 29th / 12pm – 5pm / Studio B