Fellows' Presentation

What is an Actor?

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2013–2014 Fellows Presentation Series


During his Radcliffe fellowship, David Levine plans to work on Character Analysis: trained actors will spend three months acquiring consenting subjects as “characters” in an attempt to see how far an actor can go toward adopting a foreign subjectivity. Most “sessions” will take place in Levine’s studio, which will, perforce, become a kind of behavioral psychology lab/portrait studio, where the actors are the portraitists; the nonactors, the sitters; and both, the subjects. The sessions will be videotaped and ultimately edited into a document of the entire process.