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  1. Living Newspaper: Friday, July 13th, Liz Magic Laser, 2012, performance and installation, production still, Family Business, New York. Photo: Ari Marcopulous. 

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      Living Newspaper: Friday, July 13th, Liz Magic Laser, 2012, performance and installation, production still, Family Business, New York. Photo: Ari Marcopulous. 

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      Living Newspaper: Friday, July 13th, Liz Magic Laser, 2012, performance and installation, installation view, Family Business, New York.  

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      Living Newspaper: Friday, July 13th, Liz Magic Laser, 2012, performance and installation, production still, Family Business, New York. Featuring actor Annie Fox.

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      Living Newspaper (Headquarters), Liz Magic Laser, 2012, Studio On the Street residency, Forever & Today, Inc., New York. 

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      Living Newspaper (Studio at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space), Liz Magic Laser, 2013, New York. 

  2. Living Newspaper headquarters were established at Forever & Today, Inc., for Liz Magic Laser’s 2012 Studio On The Street artist residency from July 1–August 31, 2012. Laser’s residency was selected by Ingrid Chu and Savannah Gorton, Co-Directors and Curators at Forever & Today, Inc. with Sara Reisman, the 2012/13 Guest Curator. Using the set design and methodologies associated with a news bureau as a functional backdrop, Laser transformed the Lower East Side storefront into a “situation room” where she developed a series of performances based on the Living Newspaper theatrical form. The Living Newspaper is a type of agitprop street theater that originated in the early days of the Soviet Union. In America the Living Newspaper form was adapted for the stage by the Federal Theatre Project under the 1930’s Works Progress Administration. Laser’s project builds on her Performa 11 commission, I Feel Your Pain (2011). The Living Newspaper July 13, 2012 performance and installation was presented by Family Business as part of "These Peanuts are Bullets" curated by Le Dictateur. 

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    Featuring actors Audrey Crabtree, Annie Fox, Frederic Nwaha Lindjeck, Liz Micek, Jeff Seal, Michael Wiener, and Lia Woertendyke among others. Other collaborators include Producer: David Guinan, Director of Polemic Media; Journalistic Dramaturge: Roman Léandre Schmidt of Courrier International; Resident Playwright: Hanna Novak; Costume Advisor: Zuzka Kurtz; Production Assistant: Moriah Askenaizer; Project Advisor: RoseLee Goldberg.

  3. Related Material+ Focus: Liz Magic Laser, Frieze Magazine, September 2012


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