Featured Long Durational Work
Refrain (2013), Abigail Levine
Duration: Eight hours
"Refrain" (2013) creates a cyclical choreography through the repeated writing of a phrase. These danced refrains produce visual documents that trade legibility for physical accumulation, expanding the original phrases through imperfect repetition. The refrains performed at the Farm Project Space and Gallery are excerpted from John Cage's 1951 "Lecture on Something" and his and 1959 "Lecture on Nothing." Without looking and while remaining attached to the wall on which they are writing, the performers write the same phrase 500 times beginning in the same place each time. Each time the performer writes the phrase, he or she moves a small stone from a pile in the middle of the room.
Abigail Levine is presenting a new work titled "before coming back into the light and music and dancing" (2014) from Monday, July 7th through Monday, July 14th, 2014. For more information click, here.