Dramatic Pause by Laura Nova published on 2017-11-19T18:15:47Z www.dramaticpauseproject.com PROJECT DESCRIPTION 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. LOCATIONS Union Square Farmer’s Market Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat – 8am – 6pm Metro Drugs - 7 West 14th Street Business hours: M-F – 8am -8pm Sat – 9am-7pm Sun – 10am – 5pm Jason’s Jewelry + Diamonds - 44 West 14th Street Business hours: M-F – 10am – 7pm Sat – 10am – 6:30pm Closed Sundays Good Stuff Diner - 109 West 14th Street Open 24 hours Artie’s Hardware - 140 West 14th Street Business hours: M-Sat – 8am – 8pm Sun –10am - 6pm Rags-A-Go-Go- 218 West 14th Street Business hours: M-Sat. – 11am – 8pm Sun – 12pm – 7pm ARTISTS BIOS 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.” (www.lauranova.com) 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).