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In Performance: Andrea Kleine’s Rationality (NYC)

In Performance: Andrea Kleine’s Rationality (NYC)

RATIONALITY: a new performance work by Andrea Kleine

Andrea Kleine presents her latest project, RATIONALITY, a performance work that re-creates an episode of a live, call-in, cable-access philosophy TV show that aired in Arlington, Virginia in 1992. The particular episode on the topic of “rationality” featured four philosophical symposers descending into crisis when one symposer argues that rationality is irrelevant – rationality cannot rationalize irrationality.

The performers attempt an exact remake of the episode, including a verbatim transcript, live callers, and technical glitches — all performed in Andrea Kleine’s tiny Manhattan apartment — creating an intimate, voyeuristic experience replicating the proximity, scale, and environment of watching television.

a piece by Andrea Kleine
performed by Henry Baumgartner, Jim Findlay, Kourtney Rutherford, Jason Schuler.
with Hajoe Moderegger, Bobby Previte, Raquel Cion, Cecil Castellucci.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 8:00pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6th at 8:00pm
at a location in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York
Tickets are free, but there is a $10 reservation fee. Your reservation fee will be refunded to you at the performance.

About Andrea Kleine
Andrea Kleine is a writer and interdisciplinary performance artist. The New York Times has described her work as “invigorating” and “impressive.” The Village Voice has described Kleine as a “master of expression.”

She has received numerous commissions, grants, and awards including five MacDowell Colony fellowships and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellowship award. Recent work includes THE SEPARATION, an opera-theater piece in collaboration with drummer/composer Bobby Previte co-commissioned by The Walker Art Center and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and a novel, CALF, forthcoming.

She lives in New York City and is at work on a second book.


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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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