Peter Burr, Special Effect (2012), Courtesy of Peter Burr
Over the course of his career, video artist Peter Burr has worn many hats; founding avant-garde animation label Cartune Xprez, playing and animating for the performance art duo Hooliganship, and working on a variety of video projects and installations around the globe. His newest work, titled Special Effect, will hold its U.S. premiere at the Museum of Moving Image on Friday, January 18th. Taking the eerie, haunting film Stalker by Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky as its jumping off point, the show is a multifaceted media presentation, incorporating music, live performance, projection, body mapping, and a selection of videos from contributors across the new media landscape.
Art Observed had the opportunity to speak with Burr about the show, his take on Stalker, and his approach to creating this ambitious work.