Broker, October 22-Nov 26, 2016
"Five Sevenths" an installation which plays on the word "model apartment" by creating a slightly less than life size version of a model apartment for viewers to tour in the gallery. Sculpted from foam at 5/7" inch scale, the project imagines and records the viewer as an apartment hunter.
Cast glass sculptures of broken glass and dishware.
Shot on the seventy-seventh floor apartment of one of New York City’s many Trump Towers, BROKER is a meticulous portrayal of a high end real estate broker, seen here as the physical embodiment of the constantly accelerating pitch of luxury merchandising. The film uses the architecture of the apartment to create an echo chamber of life style messages - messages which present an increasingly homogeneous (yet bespoke) utopian world for those with the means to buy it. With songs by Lori Scacco, this "filmed musical" magnifies the logic of marketing, the surfaces of luxury, and the sound of electronic speech, creating a sound and image world just on the edge of plausible. Broker- Gillian Chadsey Music and sound- Lori Scacco Editor- Caren McCaleb Camera- Eric Lin Assistant camera-Marcos Herrera Gaffer-Jason Beasley Sound recording- Paddy Hanlon Art Direction- Quinlan Maggio Color- Stewart Griffin Paintings-Geoffrey Chadsey and Angela Dufresne Surveillance camera-Charles Caster-Dudzick Choreography consultant- Andre Zachary Casting-Madeline Barasch Drivers-Michael Gillespie and Emily Roz Research- Rebecca Roff and Jessica Hargreaves