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Xavier Cha | Body Drama | 2011

October 7, 2011

Theatrical cries of anguish peal through the Whitney’s first floor gallery at the top of each hour.  A hired actor, an ostensible stand-in for artist Xavier Cha, emotes a state of extreme anxiety as they navigate the physical space of the bare gallery with a body-mounted camera, its lens trained continuously on the protagonists’ anguished face.  The work oscillates between live performance and projected video, resulting in profound psychological and physical disorientation and elevated emotional tension.

Xavier Cha | Body Drama | 2011


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