The Cause of Craving

At Frieze New York this May, David Lewis will present Dawn Kasper’s "The Cause of Craving", combining elements of her ongoing Nomadic Studio project with audience-activated, motion-sensor musical instruments.

Visitor interaction will result in a publicly activated musical score for the duration of the fair, addressing questions of desire while continuing Kaspar’s exploration of ritual and failure. The project precedes a related installation in the central pavilion at this year’s La Biennale.

The Virginia-born, New York-based performance artist Dawn Kasper is getting the solo treatment at David Lewis's booth, where she's turned her musical chair sculptures into a "participatory environment" called "The Cause of Craving"—an examination of desire in the vein of her upcoming companion installation in the Venice Biennale's main exhibition, "Viva Arte Viva."