Gabriel Lester performance for Performa 2013 at the Abrons Arts Center, NYC

21 November 2013 — 24 November 2013
466 Grand Street, New York, NY New York City
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From November 21-24, 2013 Performa will present “Super-Sargasso Sea (phantom play #1),” a new performance by Gabriel Lester at the Abrons Arts Center in New York. Lester’s new performance 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. Lester’s 20-minute performance will provide a dreamscape for the subconscious with sophisticated variations of tensions, suspense, and drama.

Dates and times

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 22, 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 24, 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 24, 7:30 pm

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About Gabriel Lester

Gabriel Lester was born in 1972 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He lives and works in Amsterdam, and Shanghai, China. His work addresses dynamics of illusion as used in theater, cinema but also pantomime or magic shows. His performances, films, videos, or installations investigate the chemistry between perception, imagination, belief and desire in the spectator’s mind. Solo exhibitions include Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2013); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2011); Rodea Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2010); Bloomberg Space, London (2007); and Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2006). Lester ‘s work has been presented in group shows such as dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); SALT, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); the twenty-ninth Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2010).