The Pine Barrens

a documentary by David Scott Kessler. Scored live by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

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Middle of Nowhere 2019

Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills NJ
Exhibition all day, performances 5pm-11:45pm
Gallery Exhibition continues throughout October

Through a collaboration between Whitesbog Preservation Trust, Atlas Obscura, and filmmaker David Scott Kessler,  MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is a month long visual art exhibition and a one-evening outdoor music, site-specific art, and film screening event.  Optional camping available at Mt. Misery after event.

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The Pine Barrens  feature-length film by David Scott Kessler with live score by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra
Laraaji - multi-instrumentalist and ambient pioneer, known for his collaboration with Brian Eno
Jackson Pines -  a duo from the pine barrens, indie folk, drawing on the melodies and arrangements of bluegrass and mountain music.
Grassland - Local bluegrass and regulars of Albert Hall
Erik Ruin's Ominous Cloud Ensemble - Shadow performance and musical accompaniment, been lauded by the New York Times for his "spell-binding cut-paper animations."
Artwork by:
Nancy Holt - 1975 film, "Pine Barrens" seen for the first time in the land that originally inspired it.
Steven Earl Weber, Kristen Neville Taylor, Nick Lenker, Rebecca Saylor Sack, J. Makary, John Vigg, J. Alex Schechter, and many more

Curated by David Scott Kessler and Jen Brown

Earlier Event: July 19
Rooftop Films Summer Series