Peter Burr (b. 1980) is an artist from Brooklyn, NY, USA. His work has been presented in a variety of spaces including Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and the International Film Festival, Rotterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Superclub, Edinburgh, UK and Synchronicity Space, Los Angeles, CA. Past residencies include the MacDowell Colony (NH); Bemis Center (NE); and IMPAKT Works, Utrecht (NL). He is also the founder of Cartune Xprez.
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Peter Burr's SPECIAL EFFECT at Museum of the Moving Image

Fri Jan 18, 2013 19:00 - Fri Jan 18, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Museum of the Moving Image will present the U.S. premiere of video and performance artist Peter Burr’s Special Effect, a live television show from the future inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky's 1971 film Stalker. The performance features screenings of 20 short animations from underground video label Cartune Xprez, original music from Lucky Dragons and Seabat, and live performances by Burr involving laser beams, green screens, and an obstacle course.

The animations in the show, 30-second works all commissioned by Cartune Xprez, are made by underground animators from across the country (see below for contributors) and will be presented by Burr as the live host of an imagined television show. The videos as well as Burr’s performance were inspired by "the zone," an off-limits place of hope and possibility rumored to make one's deepest desires come true that is the central setting in Tarkovsky’s film. Burr just recently returned from an Australian tour where Special Effect had its world premiere.

Contributors include James Duesing, Amy Lockhart, Yoshi Sodeoka, Billy Grant, Michael Bell-Smith, Ola Vasiljeva, Jacob Ciocci, Andrew Benson, Jeff Kriksciun, Chad VanGaalen, Philippe Blanchard, E*Rock, Luke Painter, Brandon Blommaert, Stu Hughes, Devin Flynn, Michael Robinson, Sabrina Ratté, Ben Coonley, and Brenna Murphy.

This program was organized by Jason Eppink, the Museum’s Associate Curator of Digital Media.

Tickets for Special Effect are $15 public / $9 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above. Advance tickets are available online at or by phone at 718 777 6800.



Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:00 - Thu Aug 23, 2012

Cartune Xprez is excited to announce SPECIAL EFFECT, a brand new animation event premiering in November. For the first time ever we are commissioning work from our favorite artists to make the show. This includes:

James Duesing
Amy Lockhart
Yoshi Sodeoka
Billy Grant
Michael Bell-Smith
Ola Vasiljeva
Jacob Ciocci
Andrew Benson
Jeff Kriksciun
Chad VanGaalen
Philippe Blanchard
Luke Painter
Brandon Blommaert
Stu Hughes
Devin Flynn
Michael Robinson
Ben Coonley
Brenna Murphy

We are asking for public support to make this possible. Help us crowd-fund this trip to THE ZONE!