David Levine’s “Habit” Performance Art Coming to Essex Street Market

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 at 6:18 am by
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Zoo-like spectacle is on its way to the Lower East Side. The stunt – watching three actors perform a ninety-minute drama on loop for eight hours a day for ten days straight. Starting Friday at 1 pm, the abandoned Essex Street Market warehouse at Rivington will host this experimental event co-presented by Performance Space 122 and Crossing the Line.

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Cooked up by David Levine, the goal of “Habit” is to meld elements of conventional theater, reality TV, and visual arts performance. The unconventional play is housed within a fully furnished four-wall construction (“sculpture”) resembling an American ranch. Speech is all scripted but the actions are completely improvised – they eat when hungry and wash when dirty. Almost like real humans!

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Spectators will have a chance to walk around the house perimeter and observe through open windows.

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