For Performa 11, artist and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department faculty member Liz Magic Laser presents I Feel Your Pain, a new mixed-media performance that restages America’s recent political contests as a romantic drama. Drawing on a variety of agitprop theater tactics, particularly the Russian Constructivist idea of a “living newspaper,” the performance examines how emotion is used to establish authenticity on America’s political stage.
Performed by eight actors (Lynn Berg, Audrey Crabtree, Ray Field, Annie Fox, Kathryn Grody, Rafael Jordan, Liz Micek and Ryan Shams), I Feel Your Pain features live voice-overs, pantomime fight scenes, and mute commentaries by a clown, as well as a live-feed of projections, edited in real time by Laser herself.
Sunday, November 13, 8pm and Monday, November 14, 8pm, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street, 212-592-2925. For tickets, visit Performa. To read “10 Picks for the Performa Biennial, From Simon Fujiwara to Liz Magic Laser,” visit Artinfo.
Image: A still from “I Feel Your Pain” by Liz Magic Laser.