“Dramatic Pause” draws inspiration from soap operas to make the ordinary suspenseful by giving participants an audio tour of the 14th street commercial district, assigning soap operatic musical scores and snippets of dialogue to points of interest identified along a map. Participants will use their own portable devices to download mp3 files and a map from this web-site to follow an interactive storyline in which the viewer becomes the subject of the drama. Sites include the Union Square Farmer’s Market, Metro Drug, Jason’s Jewelry, Good Stuff Diner, Artie’s Hardware, and Rags-A-Go-Go.
Laura Nova uses a wide variety of media to explore concepts of public and private behavior and absurd moments of modern existence. She is interested in the way that environment can become a stage for social interaction. She states “my art work is based upon my observations of human actions in socially awkward situations.”
Traci Talasco’s installations, objects, and video works humorously address domestic life and adult expectations. Her work is informed by the physical space of home and the emotions we associate with it. National exhibitions include the Bronx Museum of the Arts (NYC), Harvestworks (NYC), and Locust Projects, (Miami, FL).