Kaufman Hasn’t Left the Building:
Epic Performance and Virality
Hand bound artist book
Two-hour audio book read by Paul Mercier
Andy Kaufman was a popular comedian and sitcom actor in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Kaufman Hasn’t Left the Building deconstructs Kaufman’s performances and infamous celebrity through the lens of a radical theatrical strategy know as the epic theater. Epic theatrical strategies in Kaufman's work dissolve the barriers between art and life in order to disrupt the normative status quo. The alienation promoted by Kaufman’s performances create a viewer with a more sensitive attention to the structures that define their social surroundings.