Landmarks Video Presents "Goldrush" by Alix Pearlstein
On view for the month of June 2014
A seemingly invaluable object – a white rectangular panel – is placed in the middle of a black box theater. A group of nine, each wearing an article of metallic gold clothing set upon the task of ripping it apart. They tear it to shreds, taunting, fighting and climbing all over each other to greedily gather every last shard of it for them selves. As an independent yet related work to After the Fall, Goldrush posits a cathartic aftermath that is at once apocalyptic and suggestively orgiastic.
Videos are screened on a media station in the ART building located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Adjacent to art history classrooms and the Visual Arts Center galleries, the media station is in an open atrium that provides stadium seating for viewing from 8 am to 9 pm daily. Headsets to optimize sound may be checked out from the Visual Arts Center reception desk during operating hours.