Michelle Levy may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October 2010, Michelle Levy began stirring up a new kind of energy around the Twin Peaks character, Agent Dale Cooper, when she embarked on a campaign to find him. Her performance took place throughout New York City, and through imagery disseminated of young Cooper making local appearances in present day. Michelle used these photos as “evidence” that Cooper was trying to tell us something.
Michelle’s “Search for Agent C” is not fan art. It is an attempt to explore the very real emotional consequences of attachment to and projection onto fictional characters in the media we consume.
Now Twin Peaks is returning. After the years of Michelle’s dedicated efforts to bring Cooper “here” into the ordinary world, his story will continue on the screen. Feeling a responsibility to complete the circle, Michelle has created a campaign for Lynch so that she may enter Twin Peaks to meet Cooper. Michelle began sharing the link in September to be passed on to Lynch.
The collective statements of support that accompany Michelle’s message illustrate the depth and impact of her “Search for Agent C.”
The artist will continue her outreach efforts until she hears from Mr. Lynch.
About the artist
Born 1976, New York City, Michelle Levy is an interdisciplinary artist and arts-organizer whose multimedia storytelling-based performance-lectures investigate personal belief-systems in a collective and relatable way. She has performed at venues including Dixon Place and Magnet Theater in Manhattan, Glasshouse Gallery, Gowanus Studio Space, Pete’s Candy Store, Secret Project Robot, Spectacle Theater, in Brooklyn; Flux Factory in Queens; and Machine Project in Los Angeles. She received a BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University, and MFA from the Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice Program at The City College of New York, and has studied acting, comedy and storytelling at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and at Magnet Studio and People’s Improv Theater in New York respectively.
Levy is the Director of the Elizabeth Foundation For the Art’s Project Space Program (EFA Project Space), an experimental and collaborative contemporary art venue in NYC.
Michelle may be reached at michellelevy7 (at) gmail (dot) com