Watch a Bodybuilder Escape a Steel Box

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Loren Crabbe during her performance Abjection at the Roger Smith Hotel. Credit: Erich Onzik. Photo: Erich Onzik

Is that the ghost of Houdini resurrected for the sake of art? No, her name is Loren Crabbe — a successful personal trainer by day, artist by night — with a body seemingly sculpted by Michelangelo. On Tuesday evening at the Roger Smith Hotel, Crabbe performed her signature piece, titled Abjection: Construction and Deconstruction (a touch heavy on the theoretical framework), which was, it turned out, anything but heady. More like blood, sweat, and tears. Literally. Crabbe broke her finger in the end. Out-of-the-box thinking, maybe not, but certainly not trapped in one, either. Watch below!