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James Drake: "Tongue-Cut Sparrows (Inside Outside)"

Born in El Paso, James Drake grew up in Guatemala and now lives in Santa Fe. His work often explores borders and boundaries: of gender, of language, of those between countries and cultures, especially between the United States and Mexico. In this new exhibit, Drake worked with the female partners of men imprisoned in an El Paso jail, who had invented their own sign language for communicating with their loved ones from the street outside. He offered them texts by celebrated writers from Shakespeare to Cormac McCarthy and asked them to incorporate them into their messages; this multi-channel video piece captured their actions to create a meditation on love, loss, and the gap in-between.


March 10-May 20


The Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN, Texas

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Phone: 512-471-5482


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