Amar Ediriwira UK

Never before seen video tapes from the mythic night club Paradise Garage’s closing party in 1987, re-soundtracked by living legend DJ Harvey.

4:3 by Boiler Room presents unseen video tapes from the mythic Paradise Garage’s closing party in 1987, re-soundtracked by living legend DJ Harvey. The AV piece, titled The Final Night in Paradise and directed by Amar Ediriwira, mirrors CCTV split-screen monitoring to reveal a Boiler Room-esque voyeuristic window into a night at Paradise Garage. No cameras were allowed at the Garage yet the installation features never-before-seen original footage of the legendary NYC night club, a rare visual document of clubbing’s zenith. Included are shots of cultural icon Keith Haring’s Pop Art murals and footage of Haring himself dancing during the closing weekend; as well as the maestro Levan spinning to his devoted crowd, and guest performances from diva singers Gwen Guthrie and Liz Torres and a young ESG.

 

  • ‘The Final Night in Paradise’ Credits:
  • Music selected with love by DJ Harvey 
  • Directed by Amar Ediriwira
  • Produced by Gabriel Szatan & Joana Seguro
  • Mixed by ESP Institute 
  • Thanks to DJ Heidi Lawden
  • Edited by Oliver McGuirk
  • Footage courtesy of Josell Ramos, Artrution Productions
  • Commissioned by Boiler Room TV