2008, 3:05 min, color, sound, HD video

Writes Pearlstein, "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 the four-channel installation After the Fall, Goldrush posits a cathartic aftermath that is at once apocalyptic and suggestively orgiastic."

Actors: Christen Clifford, Anitha Gandhi, Ryan Justesen, Derek Lucci, David Mazzeo, Alix Pearlstein, Steven Rattazzi, Stacey Karen Robinson, Sonja Rzepski. Cameras: Lili Chin, Jay King, Birgit Rathsmann, Pawel Wojtasik. Technical Coordination: Birgit Rathsmann. Lighting Design: Betsy Adams. Audio Recording: Doron Sadja. Production Coordination: Joshua Walker. Production Assistants: Rosi Hayes, Ashley Soliman, Matt Shapiro. Still Photography: Peter Field Peck. Online Editor: Mat Lynch. Producer, Director, Editor: Alix Pearlstein. Post Production provided through The Cuts & Burns Residency Program with funding provided by Outpost Artists Resources and The Annenberg Foundation. Produced as part of a new project commission by The Kitchen NYC and filmed at The Kitchen for an exhibition curated by Debra Singer, September 5-October 18, 2008.


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