6 months. 6 thousand man hours. A core team of 20, and an expanded team of over 80 volunteers working tirelessly to complete a 34 foot tall kinetic sculpture consisting of 20 animated skeletons. Built from steel, aluminum, and wood, and weighing in at over 7 tons. This is Charon, a highly interactive 3D stroboscopic [...]
Video by JT. In 2008 Peter continued to pursue the task of bringing large scale kinetic art to the desert. The result was Tantalus which took on a much more political flavor than his previous works, and fit into the year’s theme the American Dream. The piece featured a human figure reaching for a golden [...]
Recently named as one of “Coolest Art Installations in the History of Burning Man” in an article by Robyn Johnson, Homouroboros lies deep in the hearts and minds of all who have had a chance to interact with it as one of the most beloved pieces of art to ever have graced Black Rock City.
2002 ushered in the large scale, stroboscopic zoetropes for which Peter has become known. Sisyphish mesmerized festival participants and was featured in the Bill Breithaupt film Aqua Burn, putting Peter on the radar of the international art festival scene. In addition to Burning Man, Sisyphish, which depicts strobe-lighted swimmers in motion, has been installed in [...]
In 2000, Peter debuted his first major installation, Playa Swimmers at Burning Man, the world-renown week long annual art festival in the Nevada desert. The Swimmers engaged festival participants to interact and experience the art on a variety of personal levels. In addition to being featured in a Time Magazine article about the art of [...]
Video by Jason Tongen. Music by Lee Coombs. After a two year hiatus Peter Hudson and crew are bringing another large-scale 3d stroboscopic zoetrope to burning man. Charon is a three-dimensional stroboscopic zoetrope commemorating one of the great rites of human passage. The piece is inspired by the Greek mythological figure who ferried unlucky souls [...]
Video by Jason Tongen. After a two-year hiatus, San Francisco-based artist Peter Hudson returns to Burning Man 2011 and the forum of public art with his latest piece, Charon. Charon is a three-dimensional stroboscopic zoetrope commemorating one of the great rites of human passage. The piece is inspired by the Greek mythological figure who ferried [...]