Dramatic Pause

Year Completed: 2009
Media: Website, mp3, map, people

www.dramaticpauseproject.com

“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 use their own portable devices to download mp3 files and a map from this website 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. This project was a collaboration with Traci Talasco and part of Art in Odd Places 2009, a festival exploring the odd, ordinary and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life.

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