2 Channel Video 2010 06:00 min
Levy’s video installation The Abandoning re-defines our sense of home as a temporary structure and exposes the vulnerability of architectural constructs. Focused on a neglected Greenwich Village building with interior and exterior overrun by climbing ivy, Levy films and animates this home site with natural growths to explore ideas of decay and renewal, chaos and order. Executed with a playfulness that is at once both academic and lyrical, Levy delivers a formal investigation of entropy with an allegorical edge. – Nicelle Beauchene Gallerist
One channel shows the building’s windows from the inside while the other shows the same windows from the building’s exterior.