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Special Effect


Created by Peter Burr
United States premiere

Video and performance artist Peter Burr presents a live television show from the future inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1971 film Stalker and its central setting of “the zone”—an off-limits place of hope and possibility rumored to make one’s deepest desires come true. Special Effect features 20 30-second original works from underground animation label Cartune Xprez, original music from Lucky Dragons and Seabat, and live performances by Burr involving laser beams and a hacked Kinect camera.

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. Written by Peter Burr, Maya Lubinsky, and PFFR. Costumes by Diana Joy. Set by Peter Burr and Elliot Montgomery. Computer programming by Mike Heavers.

Tickets: $15 public / $9 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.