Dirtscraper at Sundance

Dirtscraper is showing at Sundance this year at the Immersive Stage at New Frontiers Central.

This large-scale installation simulates an underground structure whose “smart
architecture” is overseen by artificial intelligences—spatial and social designers that observe, learn, and make changes to the system. Unaware of the control exerted by these entities, residents of the structure move through and live in spaces that reflect varied economies and class hierarchies. Periodically, this system will interject one of 48 cinematic interludes that reveal different facets of life in this decaying arcology.


Lead Artist: Peter Burr

Key Collaborators: John Also Bennett, Mark Fingerhut, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Eric Timothy Carlson, Brandon Blommaert

Audio: John Also Bennett

Technical Director: Mark Fingerhut

Text: Porpentine Charity Heartscape

Additional Graphics: Eric Timothy Carlson, Brandon Blommaert

Produced By: 3-Legged Dog