Traffic Jam Scene is a multi-media installation disguised as a drive-in movie that was installed at Northern Spark 2017 and the Art Spark Festival in Jamestown, ND.
Cars jam the highway, you’re running late and every radio station seems to be playing commercials—the commute can be a real drag! Feeling trapped by your routine? Why not band together with the other drivers and manifest an escape? Imagine a world where we aren’t isolated beings sitting in tin cans wasting time and petrol but rather creative entities embarking on a mission to save the world! Join us for Traffic Jam Scene, an interactive installation where you can take in an original superhero action flick from the comfort of a custom built cardboard car. You and the other drivers play the most important role in this scene as you return to the real-world ready to lighten your carbon footprint. All ages are welcome to this traffic jam turned drive-in movie theatre, though parental guidance is suggested. Show times are not set. Presentations run on a loop. Traffic fines doubled when workers are present. This production was made possible by Northernlights.mn and Jamestown Art Center. Co-written, filmed and edited by Preston Drum and Nicholas Barsness Produced by Samantha Drum Original music composed and performed by Shahruz Moshtael Featured actors include: Nicholas Barsness, Brett Hutcheson and Preston Drum. Field technicians and laborers include: Preston Drum, Samantha Drum, Nicholas Barsness, Eric Bailey and Brett Hutcheson.