Peter Whittenberger is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores how the nature of the landscape serves as a continuous network of time and history, containing the data of all Earth’s species. Growing up in Eastern Montana, Whittenberger received his BFA from the University of Montana, Missoula and his MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. Whittenberger has shown his work in the FILE Festival, Supernova Digital Animation Festival, the Athens Animfest, the 2-Minute Film Festival at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and many others across Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and South America. Outside of his studio, Whittenberger owns a boutique dog grooming salon with his wife, Andi, in Reno, NV and serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The landscape is a symbol of timeless histories directing contemporary narratives. Whittenberger uses this symbolism to create metaphors of the landscape as a network, storing and moving data along the innumerable timelines of all species. The network of the landscape indexes the impacts of macro processes, such as evolution, and micro processes, such as war, migration, and development. The work explores the myriad of macro/micro relationships throughout the story of the landscape. Whittenberger’s intention is to embrace the overwhelming inability to understand the ceaselessness of time, space, and material, in relation to the present.