Gabriel Lester, How to Act, 2012. Photo by Jin Justin.

Gabriel Lester Super-Sargasso Sea (phantom play #1) - 2013

Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St MAP

Gabriel Lester’s new performance Super-Sargasso Sea (phantom play #1) - 2013 is a fragmented and atmospheric exploration of the powerful narrative qualities of light and sound. On stage, a precise and methodical installation of objects and colored lights will invite the audience to a highly evocative theater play that involves no actors. The stage's set, sound, and light effects will spark the audience’s imagination to create a play for the mind. Using various cinematic and photographic techniques coming, Lester’s 30-minute performance will provide a dreamscape for the subconscious with sophisticated variations of tensions, suspense, and drama.

Super-Sargasso Sea (phantom play #1) - 2013 is a Performa Project curated by Defne Ayas.


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Sound piece, experimental drama, and a model for abstracting voice, text, sonic and olfactory experience. $20 Supported by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Sadie Coles HQ, Galerie Neu, Kvadrat, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, IFF, and Meyer Sound. Curated by Mark Beasley.
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