Our Time, 2012, 35 min. Excerpt 7.15 min.

HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, BUFFALO, NY

SUPPORTED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS & ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION

A multi-media soap opera created during Buffalo ex-pat Sarah Baker's residency at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY.  Set in Buffalo, the story of Our Time unfolds in six historically significant locations. Though day-time soaps may be considered antiquated in today's media market, and are certainly disappearing from broadcast television, Baker uses the genre's nonlinear structure to experiment with repetition and interweaving story lines, modifying connections among characters regardless of time and space.

True to the television format, Our Time is complete with commercial advertisement breaks, all of them featuring actual Buffalo businesses and showcased in a supplemental exhibition catalogue, the Our Time Digest.

Supported by grants from: National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and Andy Warhol Foundation.

Read more at Hallwalls
Watch Our Time on Vimeo

 
"Our Time Digest," Catalogue, 4.5 x 6", 60 pages

TEXT:
"Sarah Baker Comes Home Again," Edmund Cardoni
"A Star Behind The Soap," Carolyn Tennant

 

PRESS:
Artvoice Cover Story
Buffalo News preview
Buffalo News review
Buffalo News, Gusto Blog
Buffalo Rising

 

LOCAL SPONSORSHIP:
Airport Plaza Jewelers
Hutch's Restaurant
Pano's Restaurant
Mighty Taco
Frizz Images
Mister Pizza



Our Time, Exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY


Our Time, Exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY


Our Time, Exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY


Our Time, Exhibition at Hallwalls, "We Buy Gold" Room. Don Hoffman's daughter came to the opening and signed the artwork (without permission)


Our Time," The Kiosk Presents," local TV show broadcast on WNYO MyTV Buffalo (Channel 49) by Airport Plaza Jewelers, co-hosted with Sarah Baker, 30 min


Our Time, "Buffalo Gold" 1939 Buffalo nickle, gold leaf, bronze display,, 1.5 x 3 x 5"


Our Time, "Money Fan," framed C-type print, 8 x 10"

Click Above to see the ArtVoice cover feature


Our Time, video still. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Josie DiVincenzo and Frank Rossi at Buffalo City Hall.


Our Time, video still. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Paul Spitale and Selena Kaye at Salvatore's with Niagara Falls superimposed.


Our Time, video still. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Rasheedah Muhammad, Daniel Henderson, Jessica Wegrzyn, and VerNia Sharisse Garvin at City Honors High School.


Our Time, video still. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Rasheedah Muhammad at City Honors High School.


Our Time, video still. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Stewart Roth at the Adam Mickiewicz Library Dramatic Circle.


Our Time, video still. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Andrew Kottler at the Adam Mickiewicz Library Dramatic Circle.


Our Time, video still. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Vincent O'Neill and Kristen Tripp Kelley at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House.


Our Time, video stills. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Diane Di Bernardo at the psychic den (Artspace).


Our Time, video stills. Director of photography: Chris Santucci. Tilke Hill at the psychic den (Artspace).


Opening Night at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, March 2012


Opening Night at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, March 2012


Opening Night at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, March 2012


Opening Night at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, March 2012. Directors Sarah Baker & Tim Newell.


Our Time "Jackie Collins Night," An evening of readings, performances, screenings, and discussion at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Shanntina Moore reading from Jackie Collins' "The Stud."


Our Time "Jackie Collins Night," An evening of readings, performances, screenings, and discussion at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Shasti O'Leary Soudant reads from Jackie Collins' "Lucky."

 


Our Time promo poster for Hallwalls exhibition