EXPERIENCE ECONOMIES 3: EVIL TWIN
Featuring Berlin-based artist David Levine’s CHARACTER ANALYSIS #3, for which 2 professional actors attempted to assume the character of audience members that they had just met. Punctuating a 3-hour dinner, the actors were interviewed by Levine, selected subjects from the audience, interviewed the audience subjects in front of the audience, and ultimately took questions from the audience in character. A third actor attended the event in character and was revealed at the end of the night. ExEc3 was held at Spectacle, a programming space and live-work studio in Boston’s Chinatown.
David Levine, Character Analysis #2Berlin, 2011
DAVID LEVINE’s work examines the conditions of spectacle and spectatorship across a range of media. His performance and installation work has been seen at MoMA, Documenta XII, and the Watermill Center. He is currently constructing HABIT, a durational performance co-commissioned by Mass MoCA and Toronto’s Luminato Festival. He lives and works in New York and Berlin, where he is the director of the Studio Program at the European College of Liberal Arts.
CHARACTER ANALYSIS #3 is a performance that continues Levine’s exploration of acting technique as a mode of psychology, a kind of empiricism, and a science of empathy. Levine asks, “What happens when a living, breathing, human being is approached as a character?”