The Dark Pavement



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The Dark Pavement (Yard). HD. 1:30. Color. Sound. 2013.

Park Krausen

     
 



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The Dark Pavement (Parking Lot). HD. 6:50. Color. Sound. 2013.

Ismail Ibn Connor, Nadia Crawlee, Veronika Duerr, Adam Fristoe, Park Krausen, Trae Lee, Megan McFarland, Theresa O'Shea, Joe Sykes

     
 



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The Dark Pavement (Cellar). HD. 8:00. Color. Sound. 2013.

Ismail Ibn Connor, Nadia Crawlee, Veronika Duerr, Park Krausen, Trae Lee, Megan McFarland, Joe Sykes

The Dark Pavement is a phrase lifted from Tony Smith's account of his drive on an unfinished portion of the New Jersey Turnpike. A touchstone of minimalism, his remarks set off Michael Fried's critique of the minimalist's use of theatricality. This group of pieces aims to tease out the idiosyncrasy of the urban landscape in and around the site of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, with actors.
 
"It was a dark night and there were no lights or shoulder markers, lines, railings or anything at all except the dark pavement moving through the landscape of the flats, rimmed by hills in the distance, but punctuated by stacks, towers, fumes and colored lights". Tony Smith
 
Actors: Ismail Ibn Connor, Nadia Crawlee, Veronika Duerr, Adam Fristoe, Park Krausen, Trae Lee, Megan McFarland, Theresa O'Shea, Joe Sykes
Camera: Vertna Bradley
Production Manager: Craig Scheuer
Production Assistants: Gala, Vertna's guys
Casting Coordinator: Park Krausen
Still Photographer: Karley Sullivan
Audio Mix: Paul Geluso
Post Production, Color Correct, Conform: Anita Chao
Audio Mix: Paul Geluso
Director, Editor: Alix Pearlstein
A new project commission produced by and filmed at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, for an exhibition curated by Stuart Horodner, Jan 11-March 16, 2013. With thanks to Theatre du Reve and Out of Hand Theaters, Atlanta, Georgia.
Alix Pearlstein, The Dark Pavement | Atlanta Contemporary