Broker

2016, single channel video

28:00

Set in a seventy-seventh floor apartment in one New York City’s many Trump Towers, BROKER is a meticulously shot 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


Exhibition History

BROKER, 2016, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY