May 22, 2011
Following its lauded production of Gatz at the Public Theater, Elevator Repair Service joins forces with artist Ben Rubin and statistician Mark Hansen to present Shuffle, a new performance installation that provides a fresh look at literature we thought we knew. The script is generated in real time by computer algorithms that recombine phrases from classic works by Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway. Commissioned by NYPL and FuturePerfect.
This project was commissioned by FuturePerfect, a new initiative that researches and presents emerging hybrid performance practices, media forms, and artistic ideas, and by The New York Public Library on the occasion of its Centennial.
No reservations required. Performances run throughout the day in approximately 30-minute segments, from 1-6 p.m. on May 21 and 1-4 p.m. on May 22.
More about the Centennial Celebration here!