Window Display

Peter Burr

The Shape of Indoor Space
USA 2017
Video loop

The video loop by Peter Burr shows a labyrinth of high-contrast patterns of an urban indoor space, which could easily be extended over the edges of the screen into a complete cityscape. In its constant shifting of architectural entities and human cadence the work looks like a dystopian manifestation of Adolf Loos’s essay Ornament and Crime from 1908 – with the significant difference, that the shown “globalized ornament” is not a deliberately added decoration, but the result of constantly compartmentalized cities growing into infinite patchworks of branded buildings and flickering billboards, levelling out all local idiosyncrasies.
Peter Burr *1980, lives and works in New York, USA |

The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons
presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of ancient and medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach using the methodology of deconstruction and the possibilities of contemporary film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.

Curated by Robert Seidel | www.robertseidel.com

01.11. – 15.11.2017
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily: 4 - 2pm
Admission free