High Line Art Performance: Channa Horwitz, 'Poem Opera / The Divided Person'

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

High Line Art Performance: Channa Horwitz, 'Poem Opera / The Divided Person'

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Re-staging an artwork that was originally performed in 1978, artist Channa Horwitz directs eight vocalists in reading from 25-foot-long scripts to the reckless beat of a metronome.

Each script describes a dichotomy of human character: inner/outer, young/old, happy/sad, dreamer/realist. In an ordered cacophony, the performance highlights the infinite combinations between order and chance.

LOCATION
On the High Line under The Standard, New York

This High Line Art Performance is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required.

ABOUT HIGH LINE ART
Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects that take place on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art has been showcasing a wide array of artworks including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs and a series of billboard interventions. High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.