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Premiere of ERASE
ERASE is created collaboratively by playwright Tom Cole and the artistic team Lovett/Codagnone. Taking formal cues from Germany??ôs anti-theater of the ???60s and ???70s, ERASE will combine Cole??ôs hyper-verbal texts with Lovett/Codagnone??ôs austere installations and endurance performances. The gallery exhibition will become the play, and the play will be the gallery exhibition. Based loosely on a true story of a victim whose willing involvement in a violent murder and cannibalization garnered international headlines, ERASE will cross the line into territory where individuals transgress social norms so completely they vanish altogether. By exploiting the physical space of the gallery and multiple yet concurrent narratives, ERASE will draw comparisons to other sorts of transgression: terrorism, art-making, and extreme politics.

Participant Inc.
253 East Houston Street (at Norfolk Street)

November 19th, 2007
9 pm
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