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Xavier Cha: Body Drama

Thurs, June 30, 2011
12 pm

Lobby Gallery

Performance artist Xavier Cha invites actors to become her collaborators in Body Drama, a work that oscillates between live performance and projected video, which was conceived for the Whitney’s Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Lobby Gallery. Several times a day, an actor will perform a twenty-minute scene while wearing a specialty body-mounted camera trained on the actor’s face as he or she moves through the gallery. Cha’s directions to the actor are to project the internal experience of terror, alienation, and a sense of being deeply disturbed by the surroundings. Cha has selected eleven actors for the exhibition, and each one interprets the abstract instructions differently.

Performances begin every hour on the hour starting at 12 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and at 3 pm on Friday through the run of the exhibition. Performances last twenty minutes.

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