David Colosi’s Three-Dimensional Literature projects have been exhibited in Brussels at Galerie Catherine Bastide, New York at Cueto Project and Rennes at FRAC Bretagne. He has been a recent artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on Governors Island and Le Centre Du Monde in Belle-Ile, France. In 2009 he received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. His books include Imaginary Numbers and Other Calculated Fictions, The Life and Thoughts of a Retired Apostrophe, Miss Pumpernickel Bread, Towards a Three-Dimensional Literature, Part I and Laughing Blood. His essays appear at The Center for Three-Dimensional Literature:



David Colosi investigates the character of Leshonky–child of the Ukrainian and Slavic mythological character Leshy–a shape-shifter who can shrink to the size of a blade of grass and grow to that of a tree and tickles his victims to death. Young Leshonky, still learning his trade, can’t yet control his own laughter. This performance follows in the tradition of Diogenes of Sinope, the father of the “philosophy of the comic”.

Time: 3:50 am
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America / Concert Hall