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LOCAL>> Peter Burr: Responsive Eye

Presented by Headlands Center for the Arts at Streaming Arts

Jan 15 2021
Mar 27 2021
LOCAL>> Peter Burr: Responsive Eye

Generative Art Works, Film and Multimedia Installation, Evolving Online Exhibition

Headlands Center for the Arts, along with Telematic Media Arts, Minnesota Street Projects, and California College of the Arts, presents Peter Burr’s Responsive Eye: An Exhibition in Three Parts.

[Image: Peter Burr, “Black Square” video still, 2020 (detail)]

Perhaps best known as a master of computer animation, Peter Burr’s exhibition, “Responsive Eye,” consists of concurrent installations:

  • People, Kid Games, and the Infinite at Telematic Media Arts (in-person)
  • Black Square at Telematic Media Arts at Minnesota Street Project’s Black Box Gallery (in-person)
  • presented online

The multi-part exhibition examines contemporary life in the grid and animates a philosophy of perception through a series of optical illusions, highlighting the limitations of our awareness. Through a friction of artificial human bodies and technologically-driven abstraction, a portrait emerges of an anxious divided society testing the boundaries of attention.

Responsive Eye

Part I:  People, Kid Games, and the Infinite
Generative Art Works
* January 15 – February 20
Telematic Media Arts 
323 10th St. @ Folsom, in San Francisco’s SOMA
Tuesday—Friday, 11am – 4pm, or by appointment

Part II:  Black Square
A Film and Multimedia Installation
* February 6 – March 27
Telematic Media Arts at Minnesota Street Project’s Black Box Gallery
1275 Minnesota St in San Francisco’s Dogpatch
Tuesday—Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Part III:
An Evolving Online Exhibition
co-presented by Telematic Media Arts and Headlands Center for the Arts
* January 15 – March 27
Find it at:


Auxiliary On-Line Events:

Peter Burr In Conversation on People, Kid Games, and the Shape of Empty Space
* Saturday, January 23, 2:00 pm PST (5:00 pm EST)

Screening of Labyrinths: The Films of Peter Burr (2012 – 2020)
* February 3 – 10
co-sponsored by CCA

DIRTSCRAPER: A Generative Live Stream
* February 17 – 24
co-presented by Telematic Media Arts and Headlands Center for the Arts

Peter Burr, Artist Talk at California College of Art
* Friday, March 12
presented by CCA


Free. Appointments required for in person exhibition viewing.

Contact: 415-331-2787


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